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government house

1. Building for the offices of the main departments of government, esp. in English colonies or Commonwealth nations.
2. Governor’s state home, esp. in a Crown colony.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Christian leaders and the leadership of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) were said to have made representations to the past leaders in the state on the need to build a chapel for Christians to worship in Government House, but the pleas were not heeded and the agitations continued from one government to another.
'Our attention has been drawn to preparations including tendering to the construction of market stalls within the compound where the national government houses LG/MWD/20-22 stand,' the letter copied to the county director of housing Boniface Mule reads in part.
The Senate Committee directed the officers of FMHW and Pakistan Works Department (PWD) to submit the details about the encroachment and illegal occupation of government houses and land, and of the plots and housing facilities rented out, and the terms and conditions.
The PAD conducted massive protests in 2008 against the government led by allies of ousted prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, seizing Government House and shutting down Bangkok's two airports.
The $2.95 million project will provide the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun Government House with energy-efficient, sustainable, and low-cost central heating.
Protest leaders have said they will stay outside Government House for at least three days.
Government House is located on a piece of land which had been appropriated in 1872 as a twenty-hectare government reserve.
During question period, government House leader Peter Van Loan called on the Liberals to "stand up for democracy," this in reference to goings on in the Senate.
For twenty-three years, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo--also known as the Mothers of the Disappeared--have marched on Thursday afternoons in front of Government House, where Argentina's president lives.
Only about 30,000 people visited Government House to admire its garden's blooming azaleas during the two-day annual public opening, the first since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain last July.
AS WE GO TO PRESS, Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled on August 18 to dedicate Victoria's Government House Gardens to the people of British Columbia.
According to Adisa, most of the vehicles had suffered all sorts of vandalism with some without an engine, others without battery and could only be towed to the transport pool of the government house.

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