Ghanaians on social media are fighting against the government’s plan to construct a new parliament house.
The plan of the government to build a new parliament house according to citinewsroom was disclosed when Members of the Parliamentary Service Board received a model for the proposed new chamber on Friday.
Apparently, some allocation has been made towards the project by the government but additional funding is being sourced to make the project a reality.
Renowned British-Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye, who also designed the National Cathedral is the one in charge of the proposed new parliament too.
Well, a lot of Ghanaians don’t seem to be happy about the government’s decision to build a new chamber for parliamentarians.
The hashtag (#DropThatChamber) which is trending on Twitter is a campaign against the construction of the new parliament house.
Some Ghanaians think the construction of a new parliament house is just a misplaced priority on the part of the government taking into consideration the issues that the country is facing with regards to poor roads and the high level of unemployment.
Travelled to a remote area around Dunkwa and the roads I saw gave me goosebumps. God have mercy on us and help us resist "oppressors" rule with all our strength and might. #DropThatChamber
— Nana Kwadwo (@ghmikel) July 3, 2019
When trained nurses sit home unemployed and from nabco, to youth in afforestation to free shs teachers remain unpaid for months you want to spend over 200millon on a new Parliament chamber? #DropThatChamber
— Nii Addow-Thompson (@AddowRaymond) July 3, 2019
Over 2,000 people lost their jobs due to the collapse of banks. Some died and others have gone in depression over Menzgold collapse and your answer is a new Chamber #DropThatchamber
— JOLLOF TO THE WORLD (@Bridget_Otoo) July 3, 2019
Lol… Some people even suggested that parliament should also run a double track system just like the Senior High Schools if the current chamber is not big enough to occupy the number of parliamentarians.
If Ghanaian SHS students can be subjected to infamous double track system just bcoz of space and lack of infrastructure then parliament shd also run a double track system. Simple. #DropThatChamber
— CaFay (@sizzla_joe) July 3, 2019
Introduce a shift system in parliament if the house can’t contain parliamentarians. You were able to implement that in our senior high schools, why not the Parliament House?? #DropThatChamber @thenanaaba
— Jessica Yeboah (@_Jessica_Yeboah) July 3, 2019
If our Mps want more space they should do a double track system..
We must object this nonsense. Social media alone is not enough.#DropThatChamber
— Mr T.I 🇬🇭 (@izake_tetteh) July 3, 2019
The fight against the construction of a new parliament is not just going to be fought on social media. A demonstration is set to happen on 13th July.
— Afrikanmum.com (@bilkisnuhu) July 3, 2019
What y’all think? New Parliament house or nah?