AICC now a death trap-Annoh-Dompreh

The Accra International Conference Center ( AICC ) is becoming a death trap as underground concrete pillars holding the upper structure of the facility have developed serious cracks, showing signs of weakness.

The Center ( AICC ) was built in 1991 under the PNDC government led by Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings to host the 10th Ministerial Meeting of the Non- Aligned Movement ( NAM ).

The problem about the Center became known to journalists when members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of Parliament went on an inspection tour of the facility today.

The Committee also inspected the ongoing work at the new site of the Passport Head Office and the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Engineer Mike Addo at the AICC said the building was renovated in 2014 and attributed the cracks on the basement pillars of the building to lack of maintenance and presence of water beneath the building.

The Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of Parliament Hon Frank Annoh-Dompreh expressed shock over the serious structural defects on the International Conference Center building and urged the government to take immediate action on it.

The MP for Jirapa and a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Hon Francis Dakora described the structural defects on the International Conference Center building as a very worrying situation which requires urgent steps to be taken.

By: Philomina Kuntu Blankson

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