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Saglemi Housing Project Stalled, Political Motives Leave Ghanaians in Limbo


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By Abu M. Monor

In a recent development that has sparked controversy and public outcry, the completion of the Saglemi housing project remains uncertain, with allegations of political motivations behind the government’s decision to halt progress. The project, initiated by former President John Dramani Mahama, was designed to provide decent living conditions for countless Ghanaian families yet has faced setbacks due to changing priorities.
Critics have accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of allowing political considerations to override the welfare of citizens. Despite the potential benefits to the population, the project’s completion has been delayed, with claims that its initiation by the previous administration played a role in the government’s reluctance to continue funding and executing it.
The stalled housing project highlights an ongoing debate about the ethical responsibility of leaders to prioritize the well-being of their citizens over political allegiances. Advocates argue that regardless of the party that initiated a project, leaders should ensure that government resources are channeled towards projects that improve the lives of the people they serve.
Over the past seven years, the Saglemi housing project could have provided thousands of Ghanaian families with much-needed decent living conditions. The delay has left these families in uncertainty, with individuals still lacking a place to call home in the Saglemi area.
The alleged misplaced priorities of the current government have raised questions about resource allocation. While the government cites financial constraints as a reason for not completing the housing project, some citizens point out that the government’s willingness to use huge sums of money to invest in other ambitious ventures, such as a significant civil excavation project (national cathedral), raises eyebrows and fosters a sense of disappointment among Ghanaians.
As frustration mounts among citizens who entrusted President Akufo-Addo’s administration with their mandate, many are calling for transparency and accountability. They demand that leaders set aside political considerations and focus on projects that directly benefit the lives of the people they represent.
The fate of the Saglemi housing project remains uncertain, leaving Ghanaians questioning the government’s commitment to their well-being and sparking an important national conversation about the responsibilities of leadership in prioritizing the needs of the citizens they serve.

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