Public Relations Officer of the Rent Control Department, Mr. Emmanuel Kporsu, has explained that it was not strange or out of place for the department to charge tenants who come to them for services.
He was reacting to some concerns raised by residents in the Upper West Akim District of the Eastern Region
The residents told Nyankonton Mu Nsem that they did not understand why they should pay for these services.
But Mr. Kporsu says just like one pays for filing fee in court and legal services, persons who come to the rent control must pay for the services rendered to them.
He said since 2016 when the parliament of Ghana and the Finance Ministry approved the fees and charges for the department, complainants are expected to pay fees and charges for the services rendered.
“When you go to the rent control for services, you have to pay for the services rendered. You have to pay for these services. In the court of law, one is charged for filing their cases,” he added.
When asked the specific charges, he said every case comes with it’s own charges.
“I cannot disclose the fees and charges on the radio because each case comes with its own fees and charges. The money does not also come to us. It goes directly to the government. When you go to the department for a case, you are giving the specific charge you have to pay,” he said further.