News reaching ghpage.com from the Jubilee House is that President Akufo-Addo has disapproved of the Parliament’s decision to construct a new chamber for Members of Parliament.
The proposed chamber, which parliamentary leaders hoped to build within three years, was expected to cost US$200 million.
According to them, the present chamber in State House was not fit for purpose because it lacks adequate facilities and poses certain security risks.
However, credible sources from within the Presidency and close to senior ministers say President Akufo-Addo has disapproved of the project.
A senior ranking source revealed that;
“The President is intent on ensuring that the government focuses on its priority projects – roads, education and training, agriculture, rural development, water and housing,”
“The proposal for this building project hasn’t even come to cabinet for discussion, let alone been given cabinet approval.
“The major announcements of business in the last two weeks will tell you where the focus of this government is.”
So the parliament’s new chamber project is a firm no.