1,500 units of 'controversial' Saglemi housing project to be completed by Dec. 7

1,500 units of 'controversial' Saglemi housing project to be completed by Dec. 7

- The controversial Saglemi housing project would be completed by December 7, 2020

- This was made known by the Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea

- In 2012, the Mahama administration started the 5,000 unit affordable housing project

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The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has announced that the controversial Saglemi housing project would be completed by December 7, 2020.

In 2012, the Mahama administration started the 5,000 unit affordable housing project but was later stalled over allegations of financial malfeasance.

The minister, however, gave an indication that 1,500 units of the project will be made available to Ghanaians by December 7.

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He added “This will certainly be done before December 7. This is one of the major major top-most priority of my ministry and it will be soon.

He added that the rest of houthe ses would also be roled out until the 5,000 housing units are finally completed as earlier intended by contract.

"We can complete about 1,500 and then begin the role out of the rest of the houses so that we hit the 5,000 units that was the original intent of the contract,” he added.

The original contract signed under the NDC administration was supposed to deliver some 5,000 affordable housing units to Ghanaians at the cost of 200 million dollars. However, the contract was revised to deliver 1,502 affordable houses at the same cost of 200 million dollars.

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In other news, Ghana's Aviation Minister, Kofi Adda, has revealed that the West African nation is likely to open its airports for domestic flights this weekend.

He noted that the airport company in collaboration with the port health officials would make sure that all the things that need to be installed to support the implementation of the protocol would take place.

According to him, all precautionary measures have been taken at all airports in the country to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

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