Presidential Lodge in Eastern Region left to deteriorate; overrun with weeds and snakes

Presidential Lodge in Eastern Region left to deteriorate; overrun with weeds and snakes

- The presidential lodge was used extensively by former presidents Hilla Limann and J.J Rawlings

- The facility is facing complete degradation as management personnel find it difficult to work at the compound

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The Presidential Lodge, located in the East Akim Municipality in the Eastern Region, has been left to deteriorate, leaving management with no hope for a solution.

Former Presidential palace abandoned by governments

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The Bunso Lodge which was built in the colonial era, was used often by former President Limann and Former President Rawlings during their visit to the Eastern Region.

The building which was initially under the care of the Eastern Regional minister, has been left in a deplorable state, with cracks in the building and the compound filled with overgrown weeds.

Former Presidential palace abandoned by governments

According to an Ultimatefmonline.com report, the property is now overrun with snakes and other reptiles, and the road to the compound in a sad state, making the route difficult for managers to enter the compound.

The lodge is situated on the same property as the University of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, and now forms part of its facilities.

Former Presidential palace abandoned by governments

The report further indicated that the lodge was among the properties that were taken over by the Okyeman Council, in the Eastern Region during the late President Mills’ administration due to the land housing expiration.

The council is headed by the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, who also doubles as the Vice Chancellor of the university.

Former Presidential palace abandoned by governments

The issue of the abandoned lodge follows the recent COCOBOD accusations against former president John Mahama, for using funds of the organization to build an “unnecessary” guest house in his hometown of Bole.

The CEO of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo further accused the former head of the board, Dr. Stephen Opuni of misappropriating the company's funds.

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