New King, New Law? Ghana’s Seat of the Presidency is undergoing a name change for another time just as the NPP promised?
Well the name of the seat of government has this morning Thursday, March 29 been changed from “Flagstaff House” to “Jubilee House”
As at the time of filing this report, workers were spotted at the seat of government replacing the old signage(Flagstaff House) with a new one which now reads “Jubilee House”.
The actual name for the seat of government has been in contention for a while now with the New Patriotic party (NPP) under whose administration the facility was built advocating for “Jubilee House” while the National Democratic Congress (NDC) advocating for “Flagstaff House”.
When the current administration took power in January 2017, it was unclear whether the government will maintain the current name (Flagstaff House) or reverse it.
However, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo gave a hint of the name change when he addressed a meeting with the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs at the presidency on Wednesday, February 14.
The facility which was built by the Kuffour led Administration with an Indian loan was initially named “Golden Jubilee House” in commemoration of Ghana’s 50th Independence.
The NDC, however, found the name as a mockery of Ghana’s self-independence because the supposed seat of Government wasn’t even financed from Ghana’s coffers.
The Late Professor Mills’ campaign team once described the $8om edifice as a facility that will best fit for a hencoop for a poultry farm hence refused using it when he was a President.
Whether the name change has undergone any formality has not been told yet but it’s done and “Jubilee House” is now boldly written on the edifice.
Below is the official document we gathered regarding to the changes;