The award winning Eastern Region Media Personality, Bishop Agbey Jnr has said the plan to build new Parliament chamber is a misplaced priority,they should rather run a double tract system if the place is too small for them.
Speaking on his late afternoon show, monitored by Ghanacelebs.com, Bishop Agbey Jnr said 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.
According to Bishop, there’s no need to build such expensive and wasteful building, there are more important things $200million can do to help ordinary Ghanaians.
“Ghana is suffering from bad road networks, some children are still schooling under tress, sitting, writing & learning on bare floors at the mercies of this bad weather.
Since time in memorial, we have not been able to expend our drainage system and when it rains, we fear for our lives.
There are no job opportunities for the youth, some trained nurses & teachers are yet to receive their salaries after a year or more of being employed whiles some people in government think building a new parliament house that would cost our poor country a whopping sum of $200million?
Those in support and currently in government amaze me, do they think building a new parliament house will solve even a quarter of our numerous problems?
In my humble opinion, I suggest parliamentarians should run a shift system like exactly the government and the Ghana Education Service are running our senior secondary school system maybe double track will help not a new parliament chamber, he added.
A proposed new 450 chamber block for Ghana’s Parliament is expected to be ready by 2022, approximately 36 months.
The lead architect for the project, Sir David Frank Adjaye, indicated that work on the project will most likely start sometime this year.