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13 September 2017

Old Parliament House should be left untouched – MP


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Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – Nii Lantey Vanderpuye,
the Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo, has called for the preservation of
the old Parliament House to serve as a historical heritage for the country.

He said the old Parliament House is an
important edifice like the Christiansburg Castle, the Art Centre, Usher Fort,
among other edifices in the city and it should be left untouched.

Nii Lantey Van

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – Nii Lantey Vanderpuye,
the Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo, has called for the preservation of
the old Parliament House to serve as a historical heritage for the country.

He said the old Parliament House is an
important edifice like the Christiansburg Castle, the Art Centre, Usher Fort,
among other edifices in the city and it should be left untouched.

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye made the call when he
addressed an “Accounting to the People Forum” in Accra held to create a forum
for interaction with his constituents on issues affecting the development of
the area.

He expressed unhappiness with the
authorisation of the demolition of the old Parliament House saying they failed
to consult or inform the chiefs, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Member
of Parliament for the area.

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye said the edifices in the
region needed to be well protected and maintained for future generations to
know their historical institutions while serving as a tourist attraction.

“When in other places historical edifices are
being protected and preserved for future generations, we in Ghana are
indiscriminately destroying ours and I urge that such practices must be put to
an end,” he said.

On Monday it was reported in the media that
the old Parliament House would be demolished to pave way for the construction
of a GH¢15 million modern edifice.

GNA


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