Ghanaians acting all excited over the announcement by Parliament that the $200m chamber is not going to be built should get ready for some major disappointment.
According to the National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, the chamber is definitely going to be built, it’s just a matter of when.
Speaking with a gaggle of reporters, Blay said the chamber is necessary and the decision taken now is to shelve it, but they’ll have to build it sooner or later.
“Maybe we need to as it is, analyze it, interrogate it, and see the way forward,” he said.
“If not today it will be tomorrow. It (the chamber) will have to happen.” he added.
According to Blay, the project is important to ‘strengthen institutions such as the legislature’ and he pointed to other countries such as Australia as models Ghana should follow.
“Let me be very honest with you, some of such initiatives we need to look at it [again].”
Ghanaians have been up in arms over that exorbitant amount of money being earmarked for a luxury project when there are a million and one things wrong with the country which aren’t being fixed.
However, our celebrations might have been shortlived as Blay’s comments make it clear the politicians are only shelving the project now that there is immense public anger against it and plan to reintroduce it sometime soon when we’ve all ‘forgotten’.