By: Albert Kuzor | Voltaonlinegh |
Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG) Boss, Edem has waded into the controversial new parliamentary chamber issue by advising the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo against same through his new rap song, Drop that Chamber.
The song (in pidgin English) released in the night of July 4, provided reasons why government must forgo its decision to build new parliamentary chamber worth $200M in favour of providing more pressing needs for the citizenry.
The rapper in his first lines drew the President’s attention to reconsider building the parliamentary chamber saying, “I be your son I no for lie to you.”
Edem in his trending song called on the President to consider the poor and deliver his promises made to Ghanaians and highlighted the plights of the people saying, “fuel price dey high dumsor still dey dollar get wahala I go biz you another day” while adding, “One District-One Factory that be the matter you talk, you for do am” in a deep voice.
Edem in Drop that Chamber, asked the President to instead, construct roads, see to the energy crisis, provide decent accommodation, create jobs, and remove schools under trees.
The award-winning rapper in the chorus suggested that the parliamentary chamber was not needed at a time when majority of Ghanaians were facing lots of developmental challenges emphasising, “drop the chamber drop the chamber, ebi want ebi want eno bi need.”
The famous rapper, born Denning Edem Hotor, in his finishing lines wanted the President to make efforts that would improve the living conditions of his people advising, “any move we go make, poverty we for defeat.”
Edem in a dramatic twist, called on Ghana’s award winning radio broadcaster, Kwame Sefa Kayi to “buy some incubators so babies go survive make the momies no be wailers
About the 450-seater Chamber Project
Ghana’s Parliament is considering building a new modern chamber to serve the lawmakers. Parliamentary Service Board in the past few days had received the architectural work for the new chamber from the same person who designed the National Cathedral, David Frank Adjaye.
The 450-seater chamber is expected to have a mosque, church hall, museum and restaurant, attached to the current 275-seater capacity chamber.
Meanwhile, the new chamber has received uproar from many Ghanaians including celebrities, young and old, and civil society organisations who are suggesting that monies for the project can redeem the country from several challenges most especially in the areas of road construction, removing schools under trees and creating jobs.