Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea has stated that government is committed to ensuring a facelift for residents living around the Nima, Maamobi environs.
He indicated that the project, which will come at no cost to residents, will be executed together with Ministries of Lands and Natural Resources, Inner City and Zongo Development.
Mr. Akyea reiterated government’s plan to build an ultra-modern and resilient housing project similar to ‘world class’ apartment edifices in the country adding that the renovation will give “meaning and beauty to the President’s vision of Inner City and Zongo Development”.
On notions that the residents will forcibly be evacuated from their abode, the Minister insisted that government has no plans of “dislodging residents but create a better environment for them so that the land space where they are will be released to the developer”.
Addressing journalists at a meet-the-press engagement on the policies, plans, programmes and projects executed by the Ministry, he said, “The transformation of approximately 1,039 acres of prime land, which Nima and Maamobi occupy, will give meaning and beauty to the President’s vision of Inner City and Zongo Development”.
The Minister noted that, the aforesaid area, known to be a slum, would be a world-class residential enclave close to Jubilee House, the seat of Government once the area is transformed.