Convenor of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah and two others are currently in custody at the Parliamentary Protection Unit after being arrested during picketing over plans to construct a new Parliament complex.

This follows a breach in security in the Chamber of Parliament when the three in the middle of deliberations in the House begun shouting ‘drop that chamber’ attracting the attention of MPs.

They started chanting ‘Drop that chamber” after MP for Asokwa, K.T Hammond, justified the controversial plan.

They were subsequently arrested by officers of the parliamentary security unit.

Economic Fighters League picketing in Parliament was a precursor to the planned demonstration on July 13 against the project in collaboration with #DropThatChamber Campaign.

Critics of the development say Parliament’s priorities are misplaced given the standard of living in Ghana.

The proposal for the new Chamber, with a sitting capacity of about 450 Members of Parliament is expected to house facilities including diplomatic offices, a library, a museum, a church, a mosque, eateries, press conference rooms, galleries, a car park, an upper gallery garden, a post office and other facilities to complete the Parliamentary enclave.


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