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General News of Wednesday, 3 July 2019


Sefa Kayi, Pratt, others speak against 'needless' new chamber for Parliament

Parliament has decided to construct a 450-seater Parliamentary Chamber Block by the end of 2019.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, unveiled the design of the chamber last Friday.

The unveiling was done during a courtesy call paid by a delegation from the Architectural Firm – Adjaye & Associates.

In attendance, were the Leadership of the House, some members of the Board, the Clerk and other Principal Directors of the Parliamentary Service.

According to the Speaker of Parliament, some allocation has been made towards the project by the government but additional funding is being sourced to make the project a reality.

However, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak have spoken against it.

Adding their voice to the debate, host of Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', Kwami Sefa Kayi, the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt and other panel members who appeared on the show on Tuesday felt it was "needless".