Parliament House of Ghana
The front of the building
|Current tenants||Parliament of Ghana|
|Cost||GH¢ 94.2 million|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||The Rt. Hon. |
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
The Parliament House of Ghana is the official seat of the Speaker of Parliament of the country and also serves as Parliament of Ghana. It also has offices which serve temporal offices of certain members of parliament. It was designed by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.
Calls for expansion
In 2011 Alfred Kwame Agbeshie, Member of Parliament for Ashaiman called for the building of a new parliament house to accommodate the increasing number of parliamentarians in the country. His assertion was based on the fact that members of parliament sat at distances away from the Speaker, making it difficult for some members to be recognized and allowed to contribute to debates.
- "Ghana needs new, bigger Parliament house- MP". www.citifmonline.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012.