The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constitution, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has spoken against Parliament’s decision to construct a new chamber before the end of 2019.
The construction of the new parliamentary chamber was disclosed when members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new Chamber last Friday.
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, Hon Ablakwa thinks it is a bad idea.
In a comment posted on his Facebook page, he claims the amount of money involved can be used ‘to beef up research staff of MPs.
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I do not think Parliament needs a new Chamber Complex.
If the views of all Members of Parliament were sought, I would have suggested we used some of those resources to beef up research staff of MPs who must be paid well in order to attract good calibre and construct simple MPs offices across the country to improve interactions with constituents as we have in other jurisdictions, especially at a time most constituents say they do not get to see their MPs.
Respectfully, I do hope Mr. Speaker will take a second look at this.
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