Ashanti Region: Completed but abandoned projects cost the nation over a million cedis [infographic]

Tracking government commitments

iWatch Africa can confirm that completed but abandoned projects in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, has cost the region and nation over a million cedis including several lives.

Our review of the 2017 Auditor’s report revealed that a total of six projects completed in the year under review remained unused as at June, 2018.

These projects included five Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds designed to provide healthcare service to residents of the region. The projects have so far not delivered on its intended purpose despite completion costing several lives.

The Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo noted that the neglect of these projects by the Assemblies could lead to “cost overruns” to the “detriment of other development projects.”

Below is an infographc report:

Ashanti Region: Completed but abandoned projects cost the nation over a million cedis -iWatch Africa

Report by Gideon Sarpong | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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