The Minister of Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has announced that the redevelopment of the Saglemi Housing Project is set receive bids from private sector entities on July 8, 2024.

Providing an update on the project during a press briefing in Accra yesterday, he said the initiative, long stalled due to legal and logistical challenges, was poised for a revival as the deadline for the submission of proposals draws near.

He confirmed that the Ministry had issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) earlier this year, attracting interest from ten potential developers who have since conducted thorough site explorations.

“A couple of months ago we issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). To date, I’ve been briefed that about ten companies, international and local, have expressed interest, have picked up forms, have been taken to the project site, and have had the opportunity to inspect work that has been left there so far,” he said.

He emphasised the government’s commitment to transparency and fairness in the selection process.

“According to the work plan that we’ve put together, by the 8th or on the 8th of July, we expect to formally receive all of the bids. We will do it openly and we will hand over the bids to an independent evaluation entity for an evaluation report and based on that, government will proceed to select one of the bidders,” he stated.

This method, he explained, aims to ensure that the most qualified developer is chosen based on merit and quality, addressing the chronic issue of incomplete public housing projects in Ghana.