November 5, 2014



Member of Parliament for Atwima-Mponua in the Ashanti region, Isaac Asiamah has expressed anger at the refurbishment of parliament, describing it as a “waste of the taxpayers’ money”.

According to him, the development smacks of some lack of priority on the part of the managers of the economy. Ghana’s law making chamber has been fully overhauled with new set of furniture and digital devices installed on each desk to promote paperless transactions among MPs.

But commenting on the development, the opposition lawmaker told Okay FM the renovation is needless. “Common Fund has not been paid, NHIS levies are still outstanding and several other statutory payments have not been made and we waste money to renovate parliament ?” he queried.

He added: “We only wanted the other 45 new MPs who joined us to feel comfortable in the house, we never intended that the taxpayers’ money should be wasted in the manner that has been made on the renovation of the chamber”.

He also expressed disgust that the furnishings were imported from China when local artisans, in his opinion, have the capacity to design and install them.