The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has ordered an immediate investigation into the cost of a new Military Cemetery at Burma Camp valued at $6 million.
The Minister after a tour of some military installations in Accra described the figure as outrageous hence the need to investigate and review the cost.
According to him, government will review most of the Public-Private Partnerships, such as the cemetery, put in place by the previous administration. “I am also reviewing some of the PPP [Public-Private Partnerships] projects undertaken by the previous government because clearly, there were problems with them. I am not satisfied with some of them. I have asked them to redo it, like the cemetery,” the Minister said. “I think the cost [of the cemetary] is too much. It is $6 million. It is outrageous and I will look critically into it. I have already asked them to start an immediate investigation into it. At least we can save something to put into the accommodation for our troops.”
The cemetery is being constructed as an alternative to the Osu Military Cemetery, due to its limited graveyard space.