Visit Parliament

Parliament of Ghana is open to visitors year round, Monday to Friday, to attend debates.

Visitors are welcome to watch debates  from the public gallery. Watching debates in Parliament is free of charge for all visitors. The gallery is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday. You can, on most days, just turn up and wait for entry to the public gallery on the day. It is not necessary for individuals who wish to observe the proceedings of Parliament to seek advance permission in writing. Individual visitors are just required to come with some form of identification (Passport, Ghana card, e.t.c) and after passing through the security screens, they are allowed in. 


However, those wishing to visit Parliament in groups or educational tours are required to put their request in writing to the Clerk to the Parliament. After the request has been acceded to, the Public Affairs Department is responsible for conducting group visitors around Parliament Buildings. There is adequate vehicle parking space for visitors in front of the main entrance to Parliament.


Rules for observing debates

  • Visitors are only allowed to observe the proceedings in the chamber,  they are not to involve themselves in the business of the chamber by means of loud commentary, clapping, demonstrations or unruly behaviour.

  • Photographs may not be taken without permission and that all packages, binoculars, photographic equipment, recording equipment and any other electronic devices must be checked in at entry point. Cellular phones must be switched off.

  • Visitors are to refrain from any actions, which may interrupt the proceedings in the chamber, and to abide by any instructions to the gallery, uttered by the Speaker. Visitors must also comply with any instructions given by security attendants.

  • Failure to observe these conditions may result in the removal of the visitor(s) from the gallery and referral of the incident to police investigation.

  • Visitors are required to dress formally and in a manner befitting the dignity of the House. 

  • Visitors in the galleries are required to rise to their feet each time the Speaker's procession enters or leaves the chamber.