A multi-purpose office complex for the Okai Koi South Sub-metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been abandoned and left to rot for inexplicable reasons.
The abandoned office has now become a holding place for stagnant water which breeds mosquitoes in the area.
Some drivers have also turned the area into a parking space among it being a safe haven for weed smokers, posing serious health and security threats to the residents of Kaneshie where the project is located.
Checks by Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem team revealed the office complex which was designed to be a six-storey block now has work done on just 2 floors which has become a habitat for squatters.
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Interestingly, the AMA is now spending thousands of money which could have been used to complete the project to rent an office for operation off the Ogre Road in Kaneshie, a few meters from the abandoned project.
The chief of Kaneshie, Nii Niikwei I, lamenting on Adom FM’s Fabewoso show said chiefs have become powerless in it comes to development-related issues in Ghana.
“We are now ceremonial heads who just dress up to events when invited but play no crucial role when it comes to developmental projects at the district level. This project has been abandoned for the past 16 years by succesive Mayors, making it a place for hooligans who rob and rape our girls in the area.”
A unit Committee Member of Kaneshie also explained that all efforts to get the project in shape have fallen on deaf ears.
“We have complained so many times but nothing has been said or done. We are pleading with the government to come and complete the project for us. We believe this complex when completed can serve various purposes and create jobs for the people in the area.”
The abandoned project is believed to have been started in 2001 by the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.