Adding to the latent costs being accrued for the construction of the infamous National Cathedral is an annual rent of GH¢180,000.00 stemming from the demolition of the residence of a Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ according to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
He says a taxpayers money of GH¢900,000.00 has been spent so far on the Commissioner’s rent since his residence was pulled down.
The North Tongu Member of Parliament in a tweet Monday, August 14, 2023, alleged the building was collapsed upon order of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Indicating the “Judges’ Bungalows, Judicial Training Institute, Passport Head Office, Scholarship Secretariat, Malian Ambassador’s Residence, Comsys Ghana Limited, Waterstone Realty Apartment Complex and the CHRAJ Deputy Commissioner’s Residence” as the updated list of demolished structures, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa stated that “never again in our history should such presidential recklessness be tolerated.”
He further expressed his eagerness for the commencement of the Parliamentary probe into the matter.
I have only recently discovered that on the instruction of Prez Akufo-Addo, the official residence of a Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ was also demolished to create more space for the construction of Akufo-Addo’s Cathedral.
Thus far, taxpayers have spent over GHS900,000.00 on rent pic.twitter.com/Mpvosu03LB
— Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa (@S_OkudzetoAblak) August 14, 2023