Arrest Speaker of Parliament - Jacob Osei Yeboah
Independent Presidential Candidate hopeful, Jacob Osei Yeboah, has said Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Aaron Oquaye and members of the Parliamentary Service Board should be arrested and prosecuted for earlier planning to build a new 450 seater Parliamentary Chamber.
The proposed chamber, which parliamentary leaders hoped to build within three years, was expected to cost US$200 million. They argued that the present chamber in the State House was not fit for purpose because it lacks adequate facilities and poses certain security risks.
He said the project is unnecessary and must be abandoned completely.
“I am happy they dropped it due to public pressure…and I am happy that all key actors are clear in their minds that this idea is not something that the citizens are going to buy in,” he told Justice Kweku Annan on ‘Medo Ghana’ on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7
All those behind that idea must be arrested now especially the Speaker of Parliament and Parliamentary Board,”he added
The $200-million project with the capacity to sit 450 parliamentarians has been suspended by the Parliamentary Service Board after intense public protest.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who strongly supported the construction of the chamber, granted many media interviews cataloguing reasons why the decision was a sound one.