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General News of Thursday, 4 July 2019


450-seat chamber: Abort it – OccupyGhana

A pressure group, OccupyGhana, has called on Parliament to “abort plans” to construct a new 450-seat Chamber.

Reacting to the development, the pressure group said the Parliamentarians are being “inconsiderate” looking at the level of hardship in the country.

“The very fact that in light of all the problems Ghana faces, our parliamentarians think a new chamber is of utmost importance shows a significant disconnection from the lot of the people they are supposed to represent.

“We cannot believe that Parliament and its leadership would even contemplate something so inconsiderate at a time when so many Ghanaians still struggle in these difficult and trying times. Even sadder is the fact that it eats away at the confidence people have in the democratic process.”

Below is the full unedited statement: