Monday, November 10, 2008


Today many Ghanaians witnessed the commissioning of the new presidential palace which was formally known as the flagstaff house during the Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s era. This new palace is going to be the official seat for the next president of Ghana, with residential facility, offices and other businesses.

The building was built by the Indian government loan facility, and the Ghanaian government contributing 35% of the total cost.Infact, there is an ongoing debate surrounding the overall cost of the presidential palace and interestingly, the ruling government is not able to give any figures concerning the huge edifice.

Most Ghanaians especially, the opposition parties in Ghana did opposed to the construction of this presidential palace with their views being that it’s a misplaced priority.Infact, everything surrounding the presidential palace seems to be in a rush even the commissioning of the palace today, the building is not that finish but may be the ruling government would like to use it before going out of office.

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