Parliamentarians Visit Naval Housing Project
Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Works and Housing visited the Navy Housing Project under construction in Tema by the Government to ease accommodation challenges of personnel of the Ghana Navy. The visit was to enable the Parliamentarians to familiarise themselves with the extent of work done and advice Government accordingly.
The project being undertaken by Amandi Holding Limited, an Israeli construction firm, comprises of 368 housing units at a cost of 101 Million Ghana cedis and is expected to be completed in August this year.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Nana Amoako, who is also the Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira East, on behalf of the Committee, expressed satisfaction about the extent of work done.
He noted that, mortgaging and soft loans by financial institutions would cushion citizens to afford accommodation to resolve the challenges.
Mr. David-Ben Ayun, General Manager of Amandi Holdings Limited, revealed to members of the Committee that the project would provide a football and basketball courts, recreational facilities for children, pavements, roads, drainage, tanks, and water reservoirs to ensure constant supply of water among others.
The Committee urged the private sector to support government’s efforts to accommodate citizenry, since the government alone cannot provide the about 1.7 million-accommodation deficit in the country.
He also called on the government to take measures to address power supply to public accommodation facilities by adopting solar energy through the provision of solar panels to ensure constant supply of electricity.
Alhaji Yahaya Yakubu, Director in-charge of Housing at the Ministry, explained the various specifications for the project and said arrangement had been made for regular maintenance of the facilities.
He indicated that, the government had provided similar accommodation facilities to the Bureau of National Investigations personnel at Sakumono.