New Chamber India to build 400-seater capacity parliament for Ghana

The move for a new chamber follows structural defeat on the current one after a heavy storm last month ripped off the roof of the building.

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The India government has thrown its weight behind Ghana's quest to have a new chamber to house lawmakers, promising to build a 400-seater capacity chamber.

The move for a new chamber follows structural defeat on the current one after a heavy storm last month ripped off the roof of the building.

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The current 275-seater parliament was reconfigured in 2013 to accommodate more Members of Parliament after additional constituencies were created in 2012.

The India government decision to build a new parliament house for Ghana was disclosed by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye,  in an interview with the Daily Graphic.

The India firm that built the Flagstaff, Shapoorji Pallonji, is said to have begun feasibility studies on the site which is located behind the Speaker's chamber.

Shapoorji Pallonji construction firm will in the coming days present a proposal and drawings of the new facility to the leadership of Parliament to be studied for a possible approval.

The cost estimate for the new facility is around  $200 million, according to the Daily Graphic.

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The new building will also have a 400-seater capacity public gallery, side wings to accommodate other visitors, underground car parks, offices, a cafeteria for MPs and a museum of Parliament.

In 2006, the India government advanced to Ghana nearly $30 million for the construction of the Flagstaff House.

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