Mr. Asare Osei Pinsan, Manager of Ashanti Regional Rent Control Department has said lack of basic logistics is hindering the smooth running of the Department.
He disclosed that the Ashanti Region has only one vehicle for all official duties.
According to Osei Pinsan, he already has his own car and the only vehicle they have has been given to the deputy head of the department leaving the rest to their own fate to perform their tasks.
Mr. Asare said that the current logistical challenges at the department are suffocating it in discharging its responsibilities.
The Chief Rent Manager, Twum Ampofo in a recent visit by the Minister of Works and Housing, revealed that the Rent Control Department has only two vehicles for their work nationwide.
Rent Control Department has 53 offices nationwide with officers tasked to discharge their mandates.
The agency, under the Rent Act, 1963 (Act 220) is to work cooperatively with property owners (landlords) and tenants to promote optimum peaceful co-existence through education, reconciliation while enforcing compliance to rent regulations.
Meanwhile, Government has begun work to digitise Rent Control Department operations.
The operations of the Rent Control Department will soon be digitised to eliminate the manual process and improve the efficiency of the department.
To achieve this, government committee made up of officials of the Ministry of Works and Housing and the Ministry of Communications have begun the implementation of the digitisation plan for the department.