Former Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu has called on the Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Kyea to proceed in a speedy approach in filing a court case concerning the Saglemi housing project commenced under former President John Mahama’s administration.
He said the early prosecution of the case in court will keep some prominent persons of the past government silent.
In an interview on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ panel discussion, Dr. Kwabena Kokofu indicated he is very glad that the Attorney General has already confirmed there is enough evidence to take legal action on the case, but believes there has been a delay because concrete evidence was still being put together.
“Minister for Works and Housing should make sure the Saglemi housing case goes to court soon to keep the mouths of people in the past government shut in this country,” he said.
All persons and entities involved in the botched Saglemi housing deal will soon be called out to answer questions on allegations of causing financial loss to the state.
This is according to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea.
The latest indication follows the receipt of the Attorney General’s legal opinion regarding the $200 million housing deal executed under the Mahama Administration.
The project has stalled over allegations that the country was shortchanged with the provision of less than 1,500 housing units as against the initial agreement of 5000 housing units.