Ghana has been touted the star of Africa with one of the brightest future in terms of development. Several successive governments have introduced amazing projects that could have changed the destiny of Ghana. The most unfortunate thing is most of them end up abandoned or left to rot in bushes.
Saglemi Housing Project:
The Saglemi Housing Project is one of the most popular abandoned projects in Ghana. The project was started in 2012 under former President Mahama but 10 years since it started, the facility which was purposed to be a 5000- residential to ease the accommodation deficit in the country has been left to rot in the bush. Phase One of the US$200 million project saw the construction of 180 blocks comprising over 1, 500 flats.
Paloma Beach Resort:
The Paloma Beach Resort in Takoradi if it has been completed would have been a breakthrough for Ghana in the hospitality industry. It was estimated for completion within 32 months but it’ s been a white elephant after years.
KNUST Teaching Hospital:
Situated in the heart of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the 800 bed capacity was to provide health services to the people of Kumasi and it’ s environs. The KNUST Teaching Hospital project, valued at about $125 million, is being executed by the College of Architecture but it has been left and gradually rotting with some part been the breeding ground for animals.
Ghana Skytrain Project:
The President His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo hinted that Ghana plans on building sky trains in Accra for $2.6 billion. The Sky train project has been done in places like china to reduce road traffic and also make transportation more accessible.
Before the project even started, we were told Ghana does not have the funding for such project hence it was abandoned.
Afari Hospital Project:
The 500-Bed Military Hospital at Afari has been under construction since 2014.
Promises were made to be completed by the end of 2021 but to no avail.