Attend to Saglemi houses now or I'll ask Ghanaians to occupy them – Hassan Ayariga to government

The founder and leader of All People’s Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga has given the New Patriotic Party government a one-month ultimatum to attend to the abandoned Saglemi ‘affordable’ houses or he will call on Ghanaians to storm the area and occupy them.

Hassan Ayariga to government: Attend to Saglemi houses or I'll ask Ghanaians to occupy them

He almost had a heart attack when he visited the project site and saw the multimillion-dollar investment that was supposed to have helped bridge the huge housing deficit rotting away.

He is heard in a viral video he made at the site lamenting how the Ghanaian taxpayers are living in abject poverty and some have no places to lay their heads, but the state borrowed and invested such huge foreign currency in those houses for which Ghanaians are paying but cannot benefit from.

According to Dr. Ayariga, he was in the area to buy fifty acres of land when he decided to visit the state-funded housing project to ascertain the condition in which it has been over the years of abandonment.

The video shows the houses which are fast deteriorating with the glass windows getting broken among others, all because the houses have been left at the mercy of the weather in the midst of bushes and growing trees.


The Saglemi Affordable Housing Project at Prampram consists of 1,502 housing units constructed by the erstwhile John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government at the cost of US$280 million which is just the first phase of around 5,000 residential units earmarked to be built in that area.

The project has been abandoned by the incumbent NPP government which has alleged criminality by the previous government in the execution of the project.

According to the government, the cost of the project was bloated and there was no value for money among other claims which it vowed to investigate and prosecute officials of the previous government who might be culpable.


The Saglemi Affordable Housing Project is just one of such investments made across the country christened 'affordable' but are only affordable to the politicians and other wealthy people.


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