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Gov’t Running Down Saglemi Housing Project to Sell Cheaply to Cronies – Minority



The minority in Parliament has warned players in the private sector against investing in the abandoned Saglemi affordable housing project.

Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye has announced government will sell off the project abandoned since 2017 to a private developer.

Addressing the media after touring the project site, ranking member for the committee on works and housing Vincent Oppong Asamoah argued the project was meant to offer affordable housing to Ghanaians and must remain same.

Contrary to the sector minister’s assertion that the project is a failure, he argued the Nana Addo administration has rather failed Ghanaians by allowing such an investment to go to waste while thieves strip the houses of all fittings worth millions of Ghana cedis.

“They refer to this project as a failed project. And the minority we don’t believe that this is a project that’s failed rather we’ve had a failed government that decided not to continue with the project that was bequeathed to them,” he said.

MP for Nkoranza South, Emmanuel Agyekum accused government of deliberately running down the project in order to sell it cheaply to cronies.

“Trust me I can prophesy to you today, that this is going to be sold to a family member, this is going to be sold to a friend, this is going to be sold to a business that is close to these guys in power who are saying it’s a failed project,” he contended.


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