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IMANI wants housing deal before Parliament recalled

Executive Director of policy think thank IMANI-Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has re-affirmed his call on Parliament to recall the report on a housing deal to be undertaken by Snecou Group of Companies, laid before the House for adoption last week.

He said the deal must be returned to the Housing Ministry to ensure due diligence is done before its adoption by the House.

The Nigerian company which is partnering the State Housing Company to build 1,000 housing units for the security services, according to IMANI, is not credible enough to undertake such a project.

IMANI said the company, as well as its Chairman Prince Ukachukwu , has been cited for numerous corruption-related controversies and inquiries in Nigeria.

However the General Manager of Snecou Group, Daniel Nwokedi denied the charges on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday.

Nwokedi explained his company had not been able to complete certain projects due to the political climate in Nigeria, insisting the Snecou’s integrity was intact.

But Mr Franklin Cudjoe maintained Parliament cannot disregard such damning revelations about the company and insisted, the deal be returned to the housing ministry for appropriate investigations to be conducted into the background and track record of Snecou and its Chairman.

Mr Cudjoe said the housing project was a vital one that needed to be executed but noted that due diligence must be done, saying, “We [IMANI] are not out there to do mischief.”



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