Government is to soon begin rolling out a directive that will make it compulsory for occupants of state properties to undertake and pay for maintenance work on such facilities.
Minister of Works and Housing Alhaji Collins Dauda made the announcement when he inspected the housing project for the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in Sakumono.
The project which cost 45 million cedis was constructed by an Israeli construction firm, Amandi Ghana Company Limited.
A similar project will be embarked on for the Navy, Police, Military, Immigration and Prison Services.
According to Alhaji Collins Dauda the lack of maintenance of governments housing units across the country is appalling.
Speaking to Citi Business News he said government going forward will insist on good maintenance practices which will mean beneficiaries of such facilities should be ready to make some sacrifices in terms of contributions to maintain them.
“Often times when we complete such facilities and handover to the agencies they don’t put in place management systems to ensure that maintenance is carried out on the facility. Going forward we are putting in place maintenance units to ensure that such facilities are maintained.’
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana