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Over 500 housing units for police by February, says Owusu-Bio

Benito Owusu-Bio

Benito Owusu-Bio

The Deputy minister of lands and natural resources in charge of forestry Benito Owusu-Bio has said a new housing unit for the police service will be ready in the second week of February.

Owusu-Bio made this known when he embarked on a working visit to inspect the ongoing housing project for personnel of the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Meteorological Service, Civil Aviation and the DVLA located at Kwabenya (Atomic) on Thursday (12 January).

The first phase of the project which includes 504 housing units, also has a fully furnished clinic, school block for JHS and Primary, police mobile maintenance unit, police station, fuel depot and a garage.

Addressing the media, Owusu-Bio disclosed that the project which is being developed by Unique Development Company is a land swap agreement between the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry, Lands Commission, Ministry of Interior, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and the private developer.

He said this agreement was reached when the government realised that the Police Service was in urgent need of accommodation which also fell in line with government’s plan to build Morden Barracks for the security services, as their numbers kept increasing by the day.

He indicated that the construction begun in 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the progress was interrupted and almost halted but with 92% completion currently, they are hopeful to see the complete work by February 2023.

The project also includes a 10 Unit, 2bedroom accommodation for the engineering and mechanic department of the Service with offices, canteens, and a police post to ensure their safety.

The police station within the new community will not only serve the Police Service and their families but also serve those in the neighbouring areas as well.


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