August 7, 2012

The Minority in Parliament has raised questions about the cost of an office complex being constructed for MPs.

Government today requested for approval of a 50 million-cedi loan from Fidelity bank for Sino Africa Development Company to construct offices for MPs in their constituencies.

This is in fulfillment of the late President Mills’ promise to provide every MP with office accommodation in their constituencies.

The unit cost of a fully-furnished office presented by the government is 260 thousand Ghana cedis.

But Minority MPs say it is outrageous.

Its leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said the amount can construct even three bedroom houses with an extra land and called for the cost to be reviewed.

He said if the country can make savings on the buildings it will good.

“We have also been informed on authority that ahead of this approval by Parliament, some of the projects have already been constructed so on what basis were they constructed.

The Speaker Joyce Banford Addo however stated the deal must be approved first and the details discussed later.