Government wants to sell Saglemi housing project for personal gain – National Tenants’ Union of Ghana

Government wants to sell Saglemi housing project for personal gain – National Tenants’ Union of Ghana

The Secretary-General for the National Tenants’ Union of Ghana, Frederick Opoku, has alleged that the NPP government’s determination to sell the Saglemi housing project is for personal gain.

The Works and Housing Minister, Francis Asenso-Boakye, acknowledged at a press convention on Sunday that the project currently covers 1,506 housing models, however an amount of about US$46 million is required to present water, electrical energy, and storm drains.

According to the Minister, the models constructed by the NDC government in 2012 have been inhabitable, therefore the rationale for promoting the project to a private sector developer.

In an interview with KMJ on Prime Morning, Mr. Frederick Opoku asserted that promoting a project that was constructed within the curiosity of Ghanaians with out growing it’s a signal of neglect, saying that housing is of main curiosity to residents.

Furthermore, he acknowledged that the NPP government has failed to implement insurance policies that will help enhance the housing sector, leaving them not in a position to sell the project.

“Those NPP parliamentarians who are part of the select committee and are on the majority side have failed people. Because it’s a government process, they don’t look at the people. It is not about NPP or NDC. If it’s about housing, it’s about the people, and these MPs who sit on the majority side of government must understand that the NDC’s position now is not about their self-interest,” he said on Wednesday.

He added that “Government should find ways and means to secure US$46 million. I heard the ranking member say that the government is seeking about US$500 million to invest in something. Does that mean that the houses in Saglemi are not in order? So it means that it’s for their personal gains.”

He is of the opinion that the government might have used other options, such because the State Housing Corporation and the Tema Development Corporation (TDC), fairly than promoting another person’s initiative.

He believes the choice is a setback because the country is in severe financial hardship and persons are struggling to get locations to sleep.

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