General News Thu, 25 Sep 2008

HIPC Toilets On Sale!

After sale of GT, Military Lands, Ghana Airways etc

After presiding over the sales of Ghana Telecom, Ghana Airways, Military lands and many others, the Kufuor led NPP government is in the process of selling HIPC toilet facilities in the districts through the supports of District Chief Executives throughout the country.

Investigations conducted by the Evening Tribune newspaper in the Akyemanse District in the Eastern region indicates that HIPC toilets built at Akyem Chia, Ayirabi, Brenase, Ofoase Abranse and other villages that benefited from such facilities are on sale at the cost of two hundred million cedis (¢200,000,000). Our investigation also reveals that since the toilet facilities were built more than two years ago, the communities have since been denied the use of them but left to be engulfed by wild-bush and reptiles.

All efforts by the chiefs and opinion leaders in those communities to talk to the DCE of Akyemanse District Assembly, Nana Aqua Frimpong and the Member of Parliament of Ofoase-Ayirebi Hon. David Oppong-Kusi to allow them to use the toilets have all fallen on death ears. According to an opinion leader at Ofoase who spoke to this paper, he lamented that “our main worries are that, we don’t know who is buying these toilet facilties and where the monies are going to, since the HIPC toilets were built by the tax payer’s money and meant for the communities”.

Source: The Evening Tribune