Controversial School Block At Offinso Collapses
A six-unit classroom block, which generated a huge controversy amongst members of the Offinso Municipal Assembly, resulting in their refusal to approve the GH¢140,000 budgeted for it, has eventually collapsed.
The members of the house were said to have engaged in a huge confrontation with the Municipal Chief Executive, Amankwah Kesse, when he presented details of the project, costing it at a whopping sum of GH¢140,000.
Sources hinted that whilst the debate over whether to approve the cost of construction or not was ongoing, it was discovered that construction had began at Kyikyirimoori, near Offinso, though they had been informed by the MCE that the issue had been referred to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
Since individual districts, municipals and metropolitans do not have the power to approve projects involving such huge cost, according to District Assembly rules and regulations, the members of the house reportedly agreed that the process be forwarded to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for evaluation.
http://thechronicle.com.gh/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DCE1.jpg The Chronicle gathered, however, that whilst the members were fervently waiting on the RCC to finish with its evaluation, and possibly, open tender for bidding, construction of the project clandestinely commenced.
However, a few months after commencement, the building collapsed, raising questions over how it was approved, and the quality of materials used for the project.
A concerned assembly member, who has pleaded anonymity, has meanwhile, called for serious investigations to be conducted, in order to ascertain the veracity of the contract.
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