- Dominic Nitiwul has requested that the controversial Saglemi Housing project should be converted into a barracks for military personnel
- The Defense Minister-designate said it would be wise to take advantage of the housing project as the country thinks about moving on from Burma Camp
- He noted that the army will be very happy to be given that particular facility to occupy
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The Defense Minister-designate, Dominic Nitiwul has requested that the controversial Saglemi Housing project should be converted into a barracks for military personnel.
He said it would be wise to take advantage of the housing project as the country thinks about moving on from Burma Camp in the long term.
According to him, the army will be very happy to be given that particular facility if it is finally completed.
“...we should look at handing over the Saglemi Hosing project to the armed forces to occupy. We can develop it into a real barrack,” he said.
He made this suggestion while responding to a question on the location of Burma Camp in a civilian area during his vetting, on Thursday, February 11, 2020.
Nitiwul noted that improving accommodation for personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces was a topmost priority for him.
He said if all members of the armed forces are in the barracks, discipline and morale within the armed forces will be ensured.
In 2012, the Mahama administration started the 5,000 unit affordable housing project but was later stalled over allegations of financial malfeasance.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, announced that the controversial Saglemi housing project would be completed by December 7, 2020.
The minister, however, gave an indication that 1,500 units of the project will be made available to Ghanaians by December 7.
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.
In other news, a 22-storey building under construction at the Airport Residential Area adjacent the Association International School has collapsed.
Some workers on site of this construction work have sustained various degrees of injuries.
They have since been rushed to the Nyaho clinic.
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