February 6, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alex Afenyo Markin has urged the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be humble enough to commend and acknowledge the efforts of the erstwhile NPP administration for building the Presidential Palace, known as Flagstaff House, now that President Mahama readies to move to occupy the facility..

According to him, the NDC despite all the harsh criticisms against the then NPP government for constructing the building must now recognize that the NPP had the interest of Ghana at heart when it decided to have a decent office and residential facility for future Presidents.

Government has announced that President John Dramani Mahama will on Thursday officially move from the Castle-Osu to the Flag Staff House, the multi-million edifice which had been left for over four years since the late President Mills declined to relocate there upon the advice of his security chiefs.

A statement signed by Information Minister Mahama Ayariga said “there will be a short ceremony to commemorate the movement at 10 am at the Flag Staff House” on Thursday, 7th February, 2013.

Commenting on the issue on e.tv Ghana’s Breakfast show on Wednesday, Hon. Afenyo Markin stated that it is refreshing to note that after the huge propaganda the NDC made out of the Presidential Palace in the run up to the 2008 election, it has now found it prudent to make use of the building.

“It is good that the NDC has now found it right to occupy the Presidential Palace, that is welcoming because we need to build our state institutions and make full use of them since they are built with the tax payer’s hard earned monies’’ he remarked.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh