Kennedy Agyapong commends NDC MPs for their vigilance against Oslo property

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has commended the Minority in Parliament for their vigilance against the controversial building in Oslo for the Ghana Chancery in Norway.

Kennedy Agyapong

He saluted MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and MP for Ningo Prampram Sam George for stopping the government from acquiring the new Ghana mission building in Oslo.

The foyer of Parliament was shrouded by a bit of chaos on Monday as the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway clashed with Sam George.

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The two MPs were involved in a near-fight, with other lawmakers having to step in to save the situation.


The melee was reportedly sparked by a disagreement over the amount of money spent by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in acquiring a Chancery building in Oslo, Norway.

The Minority accused the Foreign Affairs Ministry of inflating cost over the conversion of a 100-year-old 6-bedroom house in Oslo Norway, into Ghana's new mission in Norway.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa alleged that the said property was bought by a certain woman for $2.9 million in 2014 and sold to an unknown buyer for $3.5 million in August 2017.

The Foreign Affairs Minister addressing the Minority MPs in Parliament ostensibly explaining the Ministry's budgeted expenditure on the Chancery when she heard MP for Ningo Prampram Sam George making catcalls and taking a video record of her engagement with the MPs which later generated into a heated argument and clash between the two.


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Commenting on the melee on Adom TV on Tuesday, the maverick politician commended the minority for their actions.

He said "As I always say, it’s Ghana first, the good thing is that the Foreign Affairs Minister has stopped it…the minority has done certain things that deserve commendation, Sinohydro and others and I think this Norway deal is part of the things they must be commended for."

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