Swimming pool and flowers in vice president's house cost $260,000

Swimming pool and flowers in vice president's house cost $260,000

The Finder newspaper reported on Thursday that the cost of the official vice president's residence, which is currently under construction at Cantonments in Accra, is indeed $13.9 million.

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Swimming pool, flowers in Veep's house cost $260,000

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The government and opposition party have been engaged in a media war over the cost of the facility which was awarded by the John Mahama administration.

While the government, led by Vice President Mahamamudu Bawumia, has criticised the cost, which it puts at $13.9 million, as outrageous, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has put the cost at close to $5 million.

Swimming pool, flowers in Veep's house cost $260,000

A document published by the Finder, however, appears to corroborate the government's $13.9 million figure.

The document, prepared by Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) reveals that $8,179,138.95 has been certified for payment, with $5,789,113.71 left as the value of outstanding works.

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Swimming pool, flowers in Veep's house cost $260,000

A breakdown of the budget reveals, for instance, that the fence wall of the facility costs $471,528.27; the growing of flowers, grass and trees in the house ( horticulture), also costs $137,082; while the swimming pool will cost $124,957. The combined sum for the flowers and the swimming pool is $262,039.

A further breakdown of the budget reveals as follows:

Preliminaries – $678,300, Demolitions – $100,000, Basement - $221,861.42, Ground Floor - $2.3million ($2,367,655.57), First Floor – $1.3million ($1,394,671.85), Second Floor - $167,282.45, and Lift Shaft - $101,810.40.

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Swimming pool, flowers in Veep's house cost $260,000

Others are:$12,109.10, Out House - $409,858.19, Office of the Second Lady - $716,901.04, Lounge –$160, 263.36, Sundries - $53, 698.77, Electrical Installations - $2.4million ($2,415,379.55), Air Conditioning and other Mechanical Installations - $991,896.68, Lift Installations - $195,600, Soft Furnishing - $440,000, and Road, Pavements - $330,000 and Balustrades - $55,000.

An amount of $1 million was added to the actual cost of the project under the title "external works".

Swimming pool and flowers in vice president's house cost $260,000

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