The Minority in Parliament has raised red flags over the proposed private sector participation in the completion and operationalization of the Saglemi Housing project.

The project started under the Mahama administration has been abandoned to rot.

Government however said it has received ten bids from private investors to take on the project.

Addressing journalists in Accra on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Minister for Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, provided an update on the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued earlier this year.

“A couple of months ago we issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). To date, I’ve been briefed that about 10 companies, international and local, have expressed interest, have picked up forms, have been taken to the project site, and have had the opportunity to inspect work that has been left there so far,” the Minister announced.

But speaking to Starr News, the Minority Ranking Member on Works & Housing Committee of Parliament, Vincent Oppong Asamoah said the move smacks of state capture fearing the project will end up in the hands of government appointees and cronies of the ruling NPP.

“… All that we need to do is to ensure that the right things are done. My only worry is that just as they want to sell the SSNIT properties to themselves, it is my fear that it will end up in the same way. They will organize some cronies so that they can take it. But at the end of everything, we are also there as opposition to ensure that the right things are done.”