May 26, 2019

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We’re awaiting gov’t’s directive on Veep’s official residence – AESL

We’re awaiting gov’t’s directive on Veep’s official residence – AESL The Vice President, Nana Akufo- Addo earlier raised concerns about the stalled contract

The Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) has said it is awaiting the government’s directions for the completion of the Vice President’s official residence.

The construction sparked controversy when the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia disclosed that the facility cost the State a whopping 13.9 million dollars.

The project was subsequently suspended for the contract to be reviewed.

However responding to questions on the project at the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, acting Managing Director of AESL, Surveyor Robert Abugre said the project is still under construction.

“The contractor was owed monies and questions were raised in connection about the project and that led to the suspension of works. As at now, it still remains suspended and no work is going on now. We are waiting for the government to take a decision  as to the final use that the project is going to be put to and any other directives.”

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Minority MP for Ketu North, James Klutse Avedzi, has said the project should not be politicized at the expense of the taxpayer.

“There are a number of issues that came up but the project has been started. Some costs have been incurred. Should we say that it should be there forever and deteriorate? The fee or the cost of the project should be reviewed by the current government. They should review it, let the project be completed and let it be put to use. Definitely, there will be politics but should we do politics at the expense of the Ghanaian taxpayer.”

Post source : Sixtus Dong Ullo

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