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David Wuollah-Dir Writes: Sammy Gyamfi Is Only a Good Propaganda Material

David wuollah-Dire – A Regional Communication team member of the NPP UWR writes….

As usual of him, the communications officer of the NDC has done his best in confusing himself and his gullible followers but not all Ghanaians are naïve of his chameleon-like character. The crust of the criminal charges preferred against Collins Dauda and Co. is that Ghana has been robbed in a deal that parliament approved of 200million dollars loan to build 5019 houses. All arguments must be directed at this and nothing else. However, Sammy is fixated with work agreement saying the thing should be done in phases. Please take a look at the issues as pertained in the Parliamentary Hansard then I return to conclude. I shall refer to the Hansard for direct quotes to settle the issue

Loan Agreement between Government of Ghana and Credit Suisse International Chairman of the Committee (Mr. James K. Avedzi):
Mr Speaker, I beg to move, that this Honorable House adopts the Report of the joint Committee on Finance and Works and Housing on the Loan Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and Credit Sussie International for an amount of two hundred million United States dollars (US$200,000,000.00) for the construction of 5,000 Affordable Housing Units by
Construtora OAS Limited for the General Public. (Parliamentary Hansard, October 31, 2012: Pg.433)

Introduction
The Loan Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and Credit Suisse International for an amount of two hundred million United States dollars (US$200,000,000.00) for the construction of 5,000 affordable housing units by Construtora OAS Limited for th general public was laid in the House on Friday, 28th September, 2012 and referred to a joint Committee on Finance and Works and Housing for consideration and report in accordance with the Constitution and the Standing Orders of the House. The Committee met and considered the
Agreement with the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon Enoch Teye Mensah and his Deputy Hon Hanna Louisa Bissiw, Deputy Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Hon Fiifi Kwetey, and technical teams from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) and the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRW&H) (Parliamentary Hansard, October 31, 2012: Pg.433)

Please note that at this point nobody objected to the fact that the agreement involved 200million dollars for 5019 houses

The purpose of the Agreement
“The purpose of the Agreement is for the Government of Ghana to obtain funds from Credit Suisse International for the construction of 5,000 housing units for sale to the general public (through a mortgage arrangement with the Ghana Home Loans Company) under an EPC Contract with Construtora OAS Limited” (Parliamentary Hansard, October 31, 2012: Pg.434-5)

Cost of units
“It was noted that the 5,000 housing units would be constructed by Construtora OAS Limited in various locations in Accra over a construction PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS. The distribution of the apartments would be 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom flats of 84 m2 and 120 m2 respectively. The indicative costs of the units are US$29,000 for the 2-bedroom and US$57,000 for the 3-bedroom. These unit costs exclude financing cost and the cost of land and infrastructure” (Parliamentary Hansard, October 31, 2012: Pg.437).
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Project duration
“The project is expected to be completed WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF WORKS” (Parliamentary Hansard, October 31, 2012: Pg.441). Emphasis is mine.

Number of housing units

THE EXACT NUMBER OF HOUSING UNITS TO BE DELIVERED UNDER THE PROJECT IS FIVE THOUSAND AND NINETEEN (5,019)} COMPRISING 3,770 2-BEDROOM (84 M2) APARTMENTS AND 1,249 3-BEDROOM (120 M2) SINGLE FAMILY UNITS. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE ADDITIONAL 19 UNITS W…
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