August 2, 2011

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Alban S. K. Bagbin has refuted media reports that the STX housing deal has not succeeded in taking off as the scheduled date of commencement has elapsed.

He said plans for the execution of the project is on course adding that measures have been put in place for the realization of the housing project which would provide decent accommodation for the security services.

There have been concerns especially in the media that the controversial STX deal may not see the light of day as the end of July date by which the sector Minister stated the projected would have taken off seem to have materialized.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s “Ekosii Sen” show on Monday 1st August, the Minister for Water, Works and Housing stated that the commencement date for the take off of the project has been met, with the land preparations on course.

He said construction equipment had been moved to the various sites, which clearly shows the construction of the 30,000 housing units would soon begin.

Mr. Bagbin noted that the Kwabenya and Burma Camp construction sites have been prepared by STX Construction Company while the Tesano site is to be done by next week, explaining that the delay is due to the existence of some structures on the premises that were yet to be cleared.

He added that government will not fail but remained committed to the realization of the STX housing deal to provide 30,000 housing units for the security agencies in the country.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/