The Minority Members of Parliament have successfully scuttled the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s plans to demolish and rebuild the Accra International Conference Center.
Making the revelation on his Facebook page, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated that “NDC MPs both at the Foreign Affairs Committee & at plenary last night have effectively scuttled government’s 2023 plans to demolish the Accra International Conference Centre & construct a new one at a staggering €116million (GHS1.3billion).”
He further revealed that they have “also successfully blocked proposals to open new Ghanaian embassies in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago & Mexico.”
He believes that “Government cannot be defaulting on its loan obligations & imposing crude haircuts, particularly on pensions for the vulnerable aged & still be pursuing fanciful projects which can be deferred to better economic times in the future.”
The facility was built in 1991, to host the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement.
It has since become the convergence point for many national and monumental events over the past 30 years.