[ 2012-07-20 ]
Debt-ridden Rent Control Dept appeals for funds
The Rent Control Department is pleading with the
Finance Ministry to as a matter of urgency release
the funds allocated to them to enable the
department to pay their outstanding rent.
The Department is facing possible ejection from
its premises at Kasoa due to the non-payment of
rent for the past nine months.
The unit is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Water
Resources, Works and Housings and it is tasked to
among other things; ensure harmony between
landlords and tenants.
The government has, however, slashed 90% of the
initial budgetary allocation approved for the
Speaking to Citi News, the National Director of
the Department, Addo Soin Dombo, stated that "we
have been renting this premises for the past 14
years and it has been very difficult for us to pay
our rent because government does not release funds
to us early enough and the amount is nothing to
write home about."
He added that the department has so far been able
to raise an amount of GHC 400.00 to temporarily
settle the landlord.
According to Mr. Dombo, they are facing similar
rent problems in Wa in the Upper Wet Region.
He said “we had to open an office in Wa because
there are a lot of rent problems up there; yet, we
can’t settle the two years advance the landlord is
asking for. Honorable Alban Bagbin had to
intervene on our behalf because he happens to come
Source - Citifmonline
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