Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu
December 14, 2021

Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has indicated that delays in the commencement of the office building for Members of Parliament (MPs) in their constituencies had to do with delay allocation of land for 2021 as such the Finance Ministry cannot be blamed.

Answering a question from the Member of Parliament for Adentan Mohammed Adamu Ramadan on the status of the building and whether the works for 2021 would be carried onto 2022, he said; “I am not sure, we would be able to carry the two tranches on the back of the 2022 allocation, but certainly, we should accommodate the outstanding ones, a portion of it on the 2022 allocation, we would not do 70 as previously programmed. We would be in a position to do more than 70 perhaps a third of the outstanding should be added to the 2022”.

The Leader of government business further explained that the projected seven hundred thousand (700,000) or eight hundred thousand (800,000) for a unit cost may have to go up a little more than what was projected initially for this year.

“Mr. Speaker, let me plead with members, “the key reason why we could not start was having access to land, and we were initially thinking of starting in the various regional capitals, where we are now we need to have a look at that decision whether to go by alphabetical order or whatever order we want to go by. What is important is that lands should be made available”.

Again, what it means is that MPs would have to collaborate with the various districts Assemblies to ensure that, “we have the land ready, so that when it comes to implementation we would be able to do so without further administrative bottle necks”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/