May 12, 2011

The Minority in Parliament has rubbished government’s claims that it cannot be blamed for the delays in the commencement of the STX housing project.

The Mills administration has taken a lot of flak for the delays in the start of work, four months after an elaborate groundbreaking ceremony.

Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister Alban Bagbin has rejected suggestions that government is responsible for the delay, maintaining that consultations are still ongoing to ensure the final project is acceptable to all.

Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu however tells Joy News this vindicates the minority’s stance that government rushed in the execution of the project.

He said the government must be honest and accept responsibility for the situation instead of seeking to absolve itself of responsibility.

“If the government is saying they cannot be blamed, who should be blamed? Having misled the public into believing that they were going to do it in a couple of weeks, you tend around to say that government cannot be blamed.”

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said after bragging that “they were going to shame us in a few days’ time by starting the project,” the government was now pleading alibi.

He charged the government to tell Ghanaians what accounts for delays in starting the project.

Source: Joy News