Ranking Member on Parliament’s Works and Housing Committee, Vincent Asamoah, has known as for an independent inquiry into the raiding of the Saglemi Housing Project by unknown individuals.
According to him, it’s remarkable that the website which is supposedly under the care of the police might have been looted so completely with out the police arresting any culprits.
JoyNews had been to the website and found louvre blades, window glazing, kitchen units, doorways and panels, in addition to electrical wirings amongst many others all stolen from the website.
Speaking regarding the state of affairs, Vincent Asamoah said it was necessary to get to the root of what had occurred at Saglemi.
“Everything has been removed. They pulled all the cables from the wall. So we are asking that even before we take a decision on that there should be an independent probe into this to find out why these things happened.
“Because after I encountered some of the Ministers, one of the Deputies said, ‘oh we handed the place to the police to handle.’ So if you have the police taking care of the place and all these things are gone, do we have to leave it like that?” he said on PM Express.
The Saglemi Housing Project has been at the centre of controversy since the ruling government found that there have been lacking key contract paperwork and people accessible had numerous inconsistencies.
The government feels there seems to have been a misappropriation of funds in the venture, leading to shoddy work.
Currently, two of former President Mahama’s appointees, along with a former Chief Director of the Water Resources, Works and Housing Ministry, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, Executive Chairman of Construtora OAS Ghana Limited, Andrew Clocanas, and Majority Shareholder of Ridge Management Solutions DWC-LLC, Nouvi Tetteh Angelo have been charged for inflicting monetary loss to the state.
The 5 accused individuals are collectively going through 52 counts of felony offences, together with willfully inflicting monetary loss to the State, and deliberately misapplying public property.
In the newest growth, the government has decided to sell the Housing venture to a private developer.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, says the resolution was taken after assessment and the vital consultations.
However, the Minority have served discover to potential consumers that they may lose their funding ought to they go forward with the buy. They vehemently oppose the sale of the growth.
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