Ministry of Works And Housing Ministerial Boards Inaugurated

minister works and housing0001Three key statutory bodies mandated by legislation to guide and regulate the administration of the Ministry of Works and Housing in pursuit of its objectives and the agenda of the central government have been put in place.
The Ministerial Advisory Board, Entity Tender Committee and Audit Committee, were inaugurated by the sector Minister, Honourable Samuel Atta Akyea.
Addressing the members, the Hon. Minister explained that the Board is enjoined to promote constant interaction between the Ministry and users of its services and advised on adjustments in policy directions, planning objectives and operational strategies.
The members were urged to work hard to establish strong partnerships with other agencies and businesses to respond quickly and creatively to the needs of the people.

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Parliamentarians Visit Naval Housing Project

Parlismentarians0001Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Works and Housing visited the Navy Housing Project under construction in Tema by the Government to ease accommodation challenges of personnel of the Ghana Navy. The visit was to enable the Parliamentarians to familiarise themselves with the extent of work done and advice Government accordingly.
The project being undertaken by Amandi Holding Limited, an Israeli construction firm, comprises of 368 housing units at a cost of 101 Million Ghana cedis and is expected to be completed in August this year.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Nana Amoako, who is also the Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira East, on behalf of the Committee, expressed satisfaction about the extent of work done.

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The Hungarain Ambassador Paid A Coutersy Call To The Honourable Minister

The HungarianThe Hungarain Ambassador Visit to the Minister 2 Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Andras Szabo called on the Honourable Minister yesterday 20th October, 2016 at his office in Accra. The New Ambassador after formally introducing himself presented his letter of credence to His Excellency the President a month ago. Discussions with the Hon. Minister centred on Hungarian investments in the Water and Housing Sectors of the Ghanaian economy and said currently some water projects by Hungary is being executed in Kumasi.
He however, expressed increased interest in the Housing Sector to enable investors from Hungary to partake in. The Honourable Minister on His part said government is ready to partner Hungarian businessmen in all sectors of the economy particularly in the Housing Sector which currently has a deficit of 1.7million and lauded Hungary’s desire to invest in that direction.
Present at the meeting was the Hon. Deputy Minister, Samuel Yaw Adusei, the Chief Director, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, and the Director of Water, Mr. Fred Addai.



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Minister For Work And Housing Inspects Flood Prone Area

Hon. Atta Akyea, The Minister for Works and Housing together with the management of the Ministry inspected the flood prone areas that were seriously affected by the downpour on Sunday, 26th February, 2016.
At Asylum Down, a bridge constructed over the main drain a few months ago to facilitate water flow from the Nima drains to the Odaw River had collapsed. According to some residents this occurrence caused their homes to flood which led to the destruction of their properties worth thousands of cedis.
Reaction to this incident, the Hon. Minister criticised the contractor who constructed the bridge and assured the residents that the Ministry will investigate and sanction the contractor appropriately.
The Hon. Minister also visited Alajo and the Odaw River at Kwame Nkrumah interchange were the floods had swept away the wares of traders.
Hon. Atta Akyea emphasised the need and the importance of finding a lasting solution to this perennial flooding which continue to destroy lives and property during raining season than to resort to temporary measures which are costly.
According to the Hon. Minister, an amount of $700 million is required to implement a master plan that had been drawn to end the perennial floods. He further stated that “I am going to push that we find funds to do it”.
To ameliorate and prevent the loss of lives and properties during the coming raining season, Hon. Atta Akyea assured that, the Ministry will work together with Dredge Masters t desilt the drains.

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Hon. Minister’s Thank You Meeting with Heads

The Hon. Minister for Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing DR. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has thanked heads of agencies and departments under the ministry for their support during his turner of office.
He said he has enjoyed his stay and the support offered him and his deputies at the ministry during their stay at the ministry, and pray for continuous support for the incoming minister and his deputies. He however advised staff not to engage in divisive tendency such as backbiting and act that will not foster heathy relationship with their colleagues and superiors.
In related development, the Minister has also interacted with members of staff including Directors of his ministry with a call on them to remain loyal to their superiors, adding that “governments come and go” hence civil servants must remain neutral to politicians

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