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Kyei Mensah backs demolition of Old Parliament House

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has backed the decision of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to demolish portions of the Old Parliament House building. The demolition of the structure that housed the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly from 1951 when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became the leader of government Business under British rule, has revived concerns about ...

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Nii Lante to petition Nana Addo over Old Parliament demolition

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The Member of Parliament for the Odododiodioo Constituency, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has indicated he may petition President Akufo-Addo over the demolition of portions of the Old Parliament House in Accra. According to him, the unilateral decision to pull down the structure was not in the best interest of the country. The legislator, in whose constituency the facility was located ...

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Old Parliament House demolition necessary although illegal – CHRAJ

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The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, has defended the Commission’s decision to pull down the Old Parliament House. According to him, the decision, although was without the permission of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), was taken to protect the health and safety of the workers of CHRAJ. The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), was accused of usurping the ...

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CHRAJ illegally demolished Old Parliament House – AMA

Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Adjei Sowah

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has declared as illegal the decision by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to demolish the Old Parliament House on the High Street in Accra. The AMA said CHRAJ failed to acquire the permit needed for the demolition of a historic building. Many Ghanaians on Monday woke up to the shocking news of ...

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Old Parliament House demolished; new GHS15m facility to be constructed

Four years after fire destroyed portions of the Old Parliament House, opposite the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, the building is being pulled down. The demolition will pave the way for a new one to be constructed at a cost GH¢15 million. The amount is part of the budgetary allocation of GH¢37,816,401 approved by Parliament for the implementation of the ...

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