Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has pledged government;s commitment to continue all projects started under the Mahama led administration.
He has also promised that government has intentions of reviving projects started by the Kuffour led administration which could not see the day of light under Mills and later the Mahama led administration.
The Vice President made this pledge when he commissioned Phase II of the Security Services Housing Scheme at the Eastern Naval Command, in Tema New Town on Monday March 12, 2018.
Recalling such projects abandoned by previous governments, Vice President Bawumia called for continuity in the execution of government projects, saying Ghanaians were the ultimate losers of such decisions.
“I recall that this project was began as I said in 2014 under the previous government and it was at a cost of Ghs101 million. When we came into office the amount outstanding for completion of the project was Ghs45 million and thanks to the pressure put on the Minister of Finance by the Minister for Defence as well as the Minister for Works and Housing, government made payment of about Ghs38 million in December and I think the rest will be done soon.
“So thankfully the project was not abandoned and we have to make sure that this is the way governance continues. As the President has said, when one government starts a project, (the next one should) not abandon it; try and complete it.”
The Vice President continued, “As the Minister for Defence noted, there is a military accommodation project probably about 100 metres away from here, the SSNIT projects which were abandoned. They started in 2007 but were abandoned. Similar projects such as Affordable Housing projects – Wa, Tamale, Koforidua, Asokore Mampong – were all abandoned.
“But we are going to re-initiate all these projects and make sure they are completed.”
Vice President Bawumia assured the Security Services of government’s commitment to providing them with decent accommodation in order to ensure their operational efficiency, saying “We are currently engaged in discussions for the construction of about 10,000 houses and court structures for the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Services and the Judicial Service.”