Government officials from the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration have been given an ultimatum to vacate the buildings or be forcefully removed by the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) of the Ministry of Works and Housing.
This call was made by the Deputy Minister Freda Prempeh during an inspection tour of some state bungalows in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
Madam Freda Prempeh expressed anger that occupants "who are not suppose to be in government bungalows" are still occupying the spaces.
She stated that this has left new officials, who these spaces have been allocated to without a place to settle.
"I am not happy about what I have seen", she said about how the state apartments are being maintained.
"It seems the problem basically runs through in all other regions. We’ve experienced some of these problems in Accra. I experienced the same thing in Takoradi on Monday and I have just started my tour in Koforidua and it is basically the same problem" she added.
The Deputy Minister also complained about how occupants of state buildings fail to take care of the place dues to the lack of ownership.
“I have always said that if it is a government bungalow it is your identity and that is where you live but because the word government is part of the system , people feel they can do anything with it and that is not good for all of us. Government will have to use the taxpayers money to bring the bungalows back to life.”
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