Defense Ministry seals major housing deal

Ministry of Defense signs agreement with Markin Hills Ltd and CTT Consult to develop housing units[/caption] The Ministry of Defense has entered into an agreement with private developers Markin Hills Ltd and CTT Consult for the commencement of works on a major housing project in Adomorobe in the Kpone Katamanso District of the Greater Accra Region. The project, whose first phase will span over a 60-acre land, will have housing units, a hospital, a school, a police post as well as an entertainment and commercial centers to be situated within a gated community.  A second phase is also expected to cover another 60-acre land, bringing total land size to 120 acres. A contract signed between the Defense Ministry and the developers on Tuesday, August 20 at a function chaired by Deputy Minister of Defense Major (rtd) Derek Oduro tasked the 48 Engineers Regiment to commence the fencing of the first site of 60 acres. A statement from Markin Hills Ltd indicates that the Defense Ministry had done due diligence in ascertaining the ownership of the lands and the background of the private developers before signing the agreement. “Before the signing of the contract, the Ministry of Defense wrote officially to the Lands Commission to ascertain ownership of the lands to be developed,” the statement said. “A response from the Lands commission with reference number LRDGAPOTS335420190 dated 16th August 2019, confirmed that the land title certificates TD 6251 & TD 7778 belongs to the Executive Chairman of Markin Hills Ltd; thus, confirming the legitimacy and validity of Markin Hills Ltd having received full consent to commence work in line with the Building, Environmental and Fire Permits received.” Managing Director of Markin Hills Ltd. Ing. Amos Amankwah indicated that the 48 Engineers Regiment has a lot of expertise currently being underutilized. The agreement, he said, will not only generate funds for the military, but also speed up construction, as well as ensure a quality output for the benefit of society. He advised people in the catchment area to give the military maximum cooperation as they undertake their lawful duty of construction.

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