The Chief Executive of COCOBOD, Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo in his welcome address disclosed that, the previous management of COCOBOD signed the contract with Amandi Construction but upon assumption of office, the management was not satisfied with the terms of contract and so, decided to engage contractor to review the terms to ensure value for money.
“I must place on record that, whilst commending the previous management and board, originally, 192 apartment units were to be built here at us$24million.
When the new administration took over, we decided to review the cost of putting up facilities and in doing so we amended to project contract and were able to secure an additional block which is going to give us 16 additional apartments”. he said.
Hon Boahene Aidoo further stated that, over 200 staff of COCOBOD will benefit from the facility and charged occupant of the facility to constantly maintain the facility.
On his part, Chairman of the Board of Directors of COCOBOD, Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang hinted that the Board would set up a system to receive complaint from occupant for immediate redress.
Hon Owusu-Agyemang further stated that allocation of the apartment to workers will be done in a fair and transparent manner to ensure that those who actually need the apartments are catered for.
“I am appealing to the chief executive to start the sharing process but be fair and transparent, so that those who are entitled to it will get It.” he charged.
The Member of Parliament for the Tema West Constituency who doubles as a Member of the Board of Directors of COCOBOD, Hon Ahenkorah also commended COCOBOD for the initiative to cater for the welfare of its staff.