Photos of $14 million vice president's house

Photos of $14 million vice president's house

The vice-President's official residence, which is under construction at Cantonments in Accra, has been in the news lately following a stinging criticism of the building's cost by Vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia.

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Photos of $14 million vice president's house

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Bawumia told a forum in Accra recently that was shocked when he heard that the Mahama administration had budgeted $13.9 million to construct the building.

Photos of $14 million vice president's house

Blaming sole sourcing of the house's contract for what he called its exorbitant price, Bawumia angrily questioned whether the house was going to be made of gold.

Photos of $14 million vice president's house

"Can you believe in Ghana we are building a house to house our vice president and this house is supposed to cost US$13.9million? I mean what sort of house is this supposed to be? I mean is the gate made of gold, the pavement of gold, the blocks of gold?” he said.

Photos of $14 million vice president's house

However, officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have denied that $13.9 million was budgeted for the house.

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Photos of $14 million vice president's house

NDC General Secretary Asiedu Nketia said only $3.5 million was budgeted for the house.

Photos of $14 million vice president's house

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