Popular Sports Journalist Saddick Adams has joined hands with the many concerned Ghanaians who have protested against the new Parliamentary Chamber Block which has been rumoured at $200m. The concerned journalist among many other Ghanaians has joined a campaign on social media to ensure that the new Parliamentary Chamber Block is not constructed. The campaign which has the hashtag #DropthatChamber is currently the top trend on Twitter in Ghana.
In a tweet sighted by Mynewsghana.com, the sports journalist who is currently in Egypt wrote:
“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.
Although the cost of the new chamber, described as “futuristic” by its architect has not yet been disclosed, many of the Twitter comments have suggested that it’s rumoured $200m cost is an extravagance that Ghana cannot afford at this stage in its development.
In the comments monitored by Mynewsghana.com, many have suggested that the sum should rather be directed towards projects that will provide people with employable skills and social amenities.
The unveiling of the proposed design of the new chamber was done during a courtesy call paid by a delegation from the architectural firm – Adjaye & Associates, who are also constructing the national cathedral.
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