Abandoned AMA multi-purpose office complex now breeding place for illegal activities

Ama Building Abandoned Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 Source: 3news.com

A multi-purpose office complex building for the Okaikoi South Sub-Metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been left to rot since 2009.

The abandoned building has now become a holding for crime: weed-smoking, indiscriminate sex, squatters and other social vices, which is a threat to residents of the constituency.

Some drivers have also turned the area into a parking space where vehicles are inappropriately parked.

The abandoned office complex has also become an arena where refuse is indiscriminately damped which breeds insects that cause filth-related diseases like diarrhoea, cholera.

Meanwhile, the AMA is reported to have been spending on rent for some of its sub-metro offices, whilst monies invested in rent could have been used to complete the building.

It was planned to be a nine-storey building under ex-President J. A Kufuor’s administration, which ended in January 2009. However, it was constructed up to the second floor.

Between then and now, the building has been abandoned.

A concerned citizen, in a video, reported the case to TV3 detailing some illegal activities that go on in the building. Efforts are yet to be laid out to salvage the situation.

Source: 3news.com