TECHNICAL WORKING COMMITTEE SET UP TO OVERSEE THE PROCESSES FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE SAGLEMI HOUSING PROJECT INAUGURATED

The Ministry of Works and Housing has inaugurated a Technical Working Committee, made up of experts and professionals to assist it to execute government’s decision of exploring the possibility of selling the Saglemi Housing Project, covering the 1,506 housing units, at the current value, to a private sector entity to complete and sell the housing units to the public, at no further cost to the state. Consequently, the funds to be realisedfrom the sale of the Saglemi Housing Project are to be invested into other Affordable Housing Programmes.

The task of the 13-member Technical Committee is among other things, to deliberate, draw a roadmap and ensure transparency while guaranteeing value for money towards the completion of the project. The Committee is also to review and adopt the current value of works as would be prepared and submitted by the Ghana Institution of Surveyors as well as institute a fair and transparent bidding and selection process for potential private sector entities to bid for the housing project and complete.

The Committee, which has already commenced work with a reconnaissance visit to the project site, has about a month to present its findings and recommendations to the sector Minister.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Institution of Surveyors has been commissioned to undertake the current valuation of works on site in order to ascertain the real value of work done and guide the processes accordingly.

The Committee, chaired by the sector Deputy Minister, Abdulai Abanga (MP) also has representatives from the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Institution of Engineering, Ghana Institute of Architects and the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.

There are also representatives on the Committee from the Ghana Institute of Planners, Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL), Public Procurement Authority as well as Lands Commission.

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