The housing project was part of the Mahama administration’s attempt to reduce the housing deficit in the country.
The project was abandoned when Mr. Mahama lost the 2016 election to then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo over claims that the cost of the project was inflated.
A video of the project posted on Facebook by the founder of APC, Hassan Ayariga, shows the glass windows of the housing units in very poor shape, the whole project engulfed in weeds, and the paintings in poor shape.
“Yes, fellow Ghanaians, this is your blood, this is your wealth, this is your resources abandoned…people are looking for homes…can we do something about this?...windows hitting each other every minute, glasses breaking…, this is not fair,” Ayariga said.
“There are millions of Ghanaians looking for homes. I am not against any political party, not against the President, but I am against bad leadership,” he said.
He continued: “This cannot be right. Millions are sleeping in the bush, are we serious as a nation, a whole town? Who will waste his money to do this? Will former President Mahama or President Nana Akufo-Addo waste his money to do this? Just look, thousands of homes, thousands of homes; this is serious, this is sad. Very very sad…are we serious?”
Ayariga vowed to invite homeless Ghanaians to occupy the buildings for free since the government has no interest in completing the project and handing it over to citizens who need accommodation.
“Very soon, I will invite Ghanaians to come and start living here for free,” he cautioned. “Just listen to the noise, the windows are hitting each other, all the glass will break, all the windows will break. Can you imagine, look at the noise…”
He decried how successive governments misuse taxpayers' money, citing the abandoned Saglemi housing as an example.
“And we are complaining about accommodation, accommodation and people are crying looking for a place to sleep and we have wasted this property,” he said. “This is our taxpayers' money, it doesn’t belong to any party, it’s not for NDC, NPP, or APC it is for the taxpayers, we pay taxes to build this and we are wasting it…”
Mr. Ayariga has given the government one month to fix the abandoned housing project or he will hand them over to Ghanaians.
“I am giving the government one month to work on this. If not Ghanaians should move and come and live in these homes. Just move and come and occupy, this is sad!” Ayariga warmed.
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