Public Works and Housing Minister Francis Asenso-Boakye has revealed that a private sector developer has taken control of the government’s Saglemi housing project.
According to him, the developer will be responsible for selling the units once completed.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, November 13, 2022, Francis Asenso-Boakye said the government could no longer invest in the project as he was disabled.
He said, “The government does not intend to spend more on the completion of the project. The government has decided to sell the project.”
“We allow a private sector developer to take the lead in building and selling the units,” he said.
The housing minister noted that a committee will be tasked with guiding the process and ensuring transparency in the bidding process.
The Saglemi housing project, which started in 2012 under the NDC government, aimed to build 5,000 homes.
The project was later blocked after an allegation of embezzlement.
According to the Minister of Housing, the 1,500 units built under the NDC were habitable and an amount of about US$46 million is needed to provide water, electricity and storm sewers.
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