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

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.
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