- The Saglemi Housing Project which was abandoned after power changed hands has been shown in a deeper light in a video
- The video report showed in a room-to-room detail, how completed the place was and the damage that its abandonment has caused so far
- Saglemic Affordable Housing Project was a $280 million deal to construct 5,000 housing units
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A thorough room-to-room tour has been conducted of the Saglemi Housing Project which has been abandoned for years after it was almost completed.
The video report by Kwesi Parker-Wilson of JoyNews showed that the place was finished for the most part and the finishing touches left were to just connect power, water, and drainage systems.
All the doors were fixed, the rooms were fully tiled, the wiring was finished, sinks and cabinets were completed with some bulbs fixed into the sockets.
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The most conspicuous observation was how dusty all the brand-new parts of the room became because it had not been attended to in such a long time.
In August 2012, as part of moves to alleviate the housing deficit in Ghana, former President Mahama signed a $280 million deal to construct 5,000 housing units at Saglemi, which was completed in the first phase.
However, after power changed hands, the NPP administration accused the Mahama administration of supervising a corrupt deal that shortchanged the public purse.
The project was therefore abandoned as a result.
In a different report, photos of the Accra Airport City and its environs that were taken in the 90s and in recent years have been shared online to suggest that there has been massive development.
The pictures that were made public on the Twitter handle of @Ghanasportlight show that the place previously looked deserted although the roads had been tarred at the time.
In the recent pictures, beautiful highrise buildings could be seen all around the location.
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