The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye has ordered Parliament to probe into allege scandal into the botched Saglemi housing deal.

Prof. Mike Oquaye tasked the joint committee of Parliament to probe into the deal and report the findings to the House.

“The House’s Committee on Works and Housing and leadership of Constitution and Legal committee are enjoined to look into this matter which has appeared before the House in all its aspects and report as a matter of urgency to this Honourable House within two weeks,” he ordered.

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea, had told Parliament that his predecessor, on his own motion, reviewed the original agreement and signed a “dubious” agreement with Messrs Constructora OAS Ghana Limited to downsize the number of houses to be constructed to 1,502 housing units with the same contract sum.

“On the 21st day of December, 2016, 14 days after former President John Dramani Mahama had lost his position in the elections, the then Chief Director, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, and the contractor, again, reviewed the first amended and restated agreement and signed a new agreement which reduced the scope of work to 1,024 housing units, instead of the 5,000,” the Abuakwa South MP said yesterday.

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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