Building of new parliamentary chamber is scandalous - Inusah Fuseini
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central in the Northern Region, Inusah Fuseini says Parliament decision to build a new 450-seater chamber is needless, scandalous and a misplaced priority by the Parliamentary Service Board.
He believes that while there are many plaguing issues the country needs to address, a new Parliamentary building is not one of them.
Inusah Fuseini, says it is shuddering to think that Members of Parliament (MPs), who are paid higher than the average Ghanaian, would want another high-cost chamber to the detriment of other necessities.
“The building of new Parliamentary is needless and scandalous, in my constituency they are better things we should be thinking about rather concentrating on building a new chamber.
”We need to build better roads and adequate health facilities for people in our constituents that is the most important thing we need to address.”
He is also worried that a 450-chamber is a signal of a potential increase in the number of MPs by 175 seats more.
The lawmaker said Ghana is too small a country to even have 275 MPs. Instead of more that makes no sense, he said he would like to see Ghana have 140 MPs.