President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a six-story Job 600 Annex, fully funded by the government to support auxiliary businesses of Parliament.
The project, which commenced in April 2018, is under the Physical Infrastructure Enhancement Projects of Parliament. Speaking at the auspicious occasion, President Akufo-Addo said the project formed part of measures to comprehensively address the gaps in infrastructure faced by Parliament over the years.
The newly constructed Job 600 Annex building comprises of the chamber support services block, the drivers waiting for centre, and the visitors waiting centre. President Akufo-Addo explained during the ceremony that even after the refurbishment in 2015 of the Statehouse Tower block, popularly referred to as Job 600, not all MPs could be accommodated in the building.
He added that It was to address the situation and also meet other infrastructural needs of the house. The Minority leader in Parliament, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu however pleaded the support of government to ensure that their territorial enclave be claimed solely for the minority.
While showing appreciation to the president, the Majority leader in parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu called on the President to provide security personnel to Members of parliament and also make room for facilities to accommodate this public personnel. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oqueye thanked the President for a good job done and solicited for more to enhance the Democratic rule of the state.
By: Egoh Albert