President sets up committee to advise on use of flagstaff house
President John Dramani Mahama has set up a special committee to advise on a phased movement of the Presidency from the Castle at Osu to the Flagstaff House.
The Committee will among others review the security, logistics and equipment related issues required to make the Flagstaff House usable and appropriate for the Presidency.
A statement from the Presidency and signed by Spokesperson John Jinapor said the decision follows an inspection tour of the Flagstaff House by the President.
He was accompanied by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Chief of Staff John Martey Newman, National Security Coordinator Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (Rtd.) and other officials of the Presidency.
The inspection revealed that in addition to other identified problems, there are also leakages in the main block while the central air-condition units are also non-operational.
The lifts in both the Presidential and Vice Presidential blocks are also not working.
Former President John Atta Mills held a number of credential ceremonies and meetings at the Flagstaff House and President Mahama has directed the Committee to work fast so that such ceremonies and Cabinet meetings can take place at the Flagstaff House.
The Special Committee is chaired by Commodore Steve Obimpeh (Rtd.), a Senior Presidential Staffer.
Story by Ghana/MInistry of Information