Parliament House of Ghana

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Parliament House
Parliament House (State House) – Parliament of Ghana.jpg
The front of the building
General information
Architectural styleEclectic
LocationAccra, Ghana
AddressEast Ridge
Coordinates05°33′24″N 00°11′23″E / 5.55667°N 0.18972°E / 5.55667; 0.18972
Current tenantsParliament of Ghana
Construction started1965
Completed1965
Inaugurated1965
Renovated2012–2013
CostGH¢ 94.2 million
Design and construction
ArchitectThe 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.[1] It also has offices which serve temporal offices of certain members of parliament. It was designed by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.

History[edit]

The building was designed and built by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.[1]

Calls for expansion[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ghana needs new, bigger Parliament house- MP". www.citifmonline.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012.

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