#DropThatChamber: 'If space no dey, run Ghana Parliament on double track system'
Hashtag #DropThatChamber dey trend for Ghana after Parliament announce sey dem wan build new 450-seater Parliament chamber sake of space no dey de chamber.
De campaign which be the top trend on twitter gather massive support as more Ghanaians for social media top dey free dema minds give Members of Parliament.
Dem announce plans sey massive demo go happen Saturday, July 13 if government no flush that idea from dema mind.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu talk sey dem no go spend more than $200 million on de new parliamentary chamber.
"We all think sey de facility no for go beyond some amount, that $200 million. We dey look at anything between $150 million den $200 million," Mr. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu reveal.
Speaker of Parliament, Mike Ocquaye unveil de new design when last Friday when de architect, David Adjaye place courtesy call on am.
But de move dey bore Ghanaians big time.
Chaw people dey free dema minds on how suddenly some Parliamentarians dey find awam theories back de project, describing dem as 'insensitive.'
Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is actually defending this like a missionary selling us oxygen.— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) 3 July 2019
A more comfortable work space and spouting insensitive theories to back it up. Miserable.
Read and laugh????????????— Rasheeda Adams (@sheeda_adams) 3 July 2019
Majority Leader,Osei Kyei M.Bonsu says
the space between the min. and maj. Human as they are,they could get a little passionate about some of the issues during debates and the throwing of arms,wild gesticulations could lead to something else #DropThatChamber pic.twitter.com/rB8KKKq5LY
Mandems conf sey out of all de chaw tins wey de country dey need, hunger dey whip some people, some students dey learn under trees den stuff but leadership rather wan build new parliament chamber.
We claim we did not have enough funds to manage an already furbished UG medical centre (which would cost us roughly $6M annually) but we want to build a new chamber in parliament which won't bring us any revenue? #CitiCBS #DropThatChamber— Gervin Delali Kpodo (@gervin_dk) 3 July 2019
The government of Ghana cannot afford to put incubators in every hospital, provide schools with computers but it has money to build a new chamber for MPs who come from communities with no schools/hospitals/courts/factories. Isn't this hatred? We need to make them #DropThatChamber— Nana Ama Agyemang Asante (@JustNanaAma) 3 July 2019
Others figure sey de way MPs be kubolor pass, wey dem just dey get full house during budget readings, state of the nation address den during dema ex-gratia discussion how sey dem fit behave like dem no get space.
Any MP who feels that the house is not comfortable enough should not seek re-election. New chamber will be resisted. - Elvis Darko #DropThatChamber— Mabel Aku Baneseh (@akumabel) 3 July 2019
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah talk media sey check like de plan no sheda be popular among even MPs.
Already, some legislators like Kumbungu MP, Ras Mubarak say plans for de new building be misplaced priority.
People dey ask Members of Parliament sey make dem use dema brains work, no be comfort go do anything give dem.
It is not the chamber that needs an upgrade but rather, the brains that work in there. Because a comfortable room does not make a fool acquire wisdom. #DropThatChamber— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) 3 July 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— #DropThatChamber (@Bridget_Otoo) 3 July 2019