President John Mills has warned the Korea construction company, STX to desist from shoddy work as he dug the ground for the building of 30,000 housing units for the security agencies.
According to him, Ghanaians cannot afford to let the 1.5 billion dollar project invested into the project go waste.
“This project is indeed in fulfillment of one of our manifesto promises to expand infrastructure and we believe that after the completion of this project we would have fulfilled a rather important promise and also vindicated out claim that we are out to build a better Ghana.
“I must say that in commissioning this project it is important for us to draw attention to the fact that we will not tolerate shoddy work.
“We are not building for the sake of building. We want buildings that will stand the test of time,” he said during the ground breaking ceremony of the STX project.
He was happy the project will ameliorate the hardships police personnel endure in their housing infrastructure.
“At least we will put behind us the unacceptable spectacle of men in uniform keeping their fridges and other properties on their porches and balconies because of congestion,” he said.
STX Korea is to construct a total of 200 thousand housing units with 300 luxury apartments.
Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of work on 30,000 units. The chairman of STX Korea Group, Kang Duk-Soo says the project will be one of the best in Africa.