Ghana to build a plush 450-seater Parliament House

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The Indian government has revealed its plans to assist Ghana construct a new 400-seater parliament.

This new parliament is expected to replace the old 275-seater capacity parliament which was recently torn apart by gusty winds.

Speaker of parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Ocquaye, revealed to the Daily Graphic that an Indian construction firm, Shapoorji Pallonji, which built the Flagstaff House from 2006 to 2008, had already put a team of architects on site for feasibility studies.

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This new building is expected to cost $200 million and also situated behind the Speaker’s. It will include a public gallery, a side wings to accommodate other visitors, underground car parks, offices, cafeteria for MPs and a museum of Parliament.

The present chamber will be converted into a conference room, designs by architect, Sir David Adjaye have confirmed.

Parliament has said the building is needed because the current facility lacks structural integrity.

The State House which houses parliament was built in 1965 by first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Some renovations were done in 2013.

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