- Works and housing Minister says cronies and girlfriends of public officials will be kicked out of state bungalows
- He says these people occupy state bungalows without paying much needed rent
- He says government is running an audit of state bungalows
Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Samuel Atta-Akyea, has revealed that girlfriends and "cronies" of public officials who happen to be occupying state bungalows without paying rent may end up being kicked out.
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According to the Works and Housing Minister, government is running an audit of all state properties being occupied by friends, girlfriends, and cronies of public officials.
He related that friends and girlfriends found to be occupying a state bungalow without so much as paying rent will end up being evicted from these properties within the following three months.
Speaking to Joy News, Minister Atta-Akyea said according to information he's gathered, some people occupying state bungalows are not "qualified" to occupy them.
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"“Some of them could be the girlfriends of some people. You will be shocked to hear the kind of funny stuff going on in governmental cycle, which is not good for the country." Said the Minister.
The Works and Housing Minister went on to explain that the rent from these properties would help government to built more bungalows in order for more people to be accommodated. Furthermore, the minister added that there shouldn't be a situation where people take the government for granted, saying, "we will certainly evict them".
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According to the Minister, some government officials actually have the audacity to say, "this is my nephew, let him live there for free”, even though the person in question has nothing to do with the government or its ministries.
This while there are doctors and nurses employed by government who need government housing.
"The audit will bring all these to bear and those there will be surcharged", he said.
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