KKDA spends over GHȼ120,000.00 on rent annually

By Laudia Sawer
Kpone (GAR), June 21, GNA – An amount of GHȼ120,000.00 is spent annually on rented offices and residential accommodation by the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly (KKDA).

Due to lack of its own facilities, the Assembly has rented several places to provide both residential and office accommodations for staff and departments.

Mr Solomon Tettey Appiah, Kpone-Katamanso District Chief Executive, disclosing this on Tuesday said the Assembly paid close to GHȼ10,000.00 monthly on rents alone.

Mr Appiah disclosed this when he delivered his sessional address at the First Ordinary Meeting of the Second Session of the Second Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly.

‘In this respect, we have planned to move out of all rented facilities by the end of next year by working assiduously to provide ample office space for all departments to operate,’ he stated.

He added that it was appalling to observe that the Assembly still operated from rented facilities which he described as overcrowded as ‘there is no enough space to accommodate everybody and’, nothing that it does not augur well for smooth operations and high productivity.

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The DCE said since he assumed office, he has been on the contractor constructing the prototype office complex for the Assembly to speed up work and complete the structure.

According to him, the facility was about 90 per cent complete with the 10 per cent remaining work being fittings and furniture, adding that it has been scheduled for commissioning by the first week of July, this year.

He, however, added that the prototype office complex could only accommodate the central administration of the Assembly and some few departments and units.

Mr Appiah stated that this implied that greater efforts have to be put in place to provide additional offices for the remaining departments and units.