It is unprecedented what the Minister of Construction, Urban Planning and Housing did on January 13, 2022. While since 2020, the real estate firm Twins Immobilier has been scuffling with the residents of the Riviera Golf over a plot of land of 6000 m², it was Minister Bruno Koné who landed on the website to resolve in favor of the residents by asking the real estate firm to withdraw its criticism.
The Minister himself, after a mission from his adviser to the identical website on December 29, 2020, got here and publicly declared that the real estate firm should not solely cease its dedicated investments but additionally withdraw its criticism towards the native residents who've been stopping it since months of getting entry to the website that she frequently acquired from the late Sicogi.
Company officers who don't hear issues that approach knowledgeable the press on January 17, 2022 of the follow-up to be given to the minister's exit. During a press convention on January 17, Edith Kouakou, director of operations and tasks together with her colleague Marie Gabrielle Koffi, authorized director at Twins Immobilier denounced the act taken by the minister and which causes monumental ethical prejudice and monetary to society. “We wonder. What is the value of a property certificate in Ivory Coast? The Minister decides (unilaterally) to cancel our title deed by simple declaration. Economic operators or simple citizen buyers, we are all in danger because we cannot cancel a certificate of ownership by simple declaration. Under these conditions, which investor, which bank will agree to support a company? “Protested the young lady, her heart bruised.
“With such an environment we are not safe and that is our concern,” laments the director of operations, Edith Kouakou. Which signifies that this land bought from Sicogi in 2020 regularly, deed of sale which isn't questioned by the Minister, was to accommodate two towers of 59 flats (3 and 4 rooms) in addition to a sports activities floor . Total funding value, 10 billion CFA francs. To date, provides the director of operations, 2 billion CFA francs have already been dedicated and subscribers had began to pay for an condo.
The funding is now compromised since the incursion of Minister Bruno Koné who says he's finishing up directions from the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister. For him, the sale by Sicogi will likely be canceled and the firm can have to method the latter to agree on a reimbursement protocol. What occurred to get right here?
At the ministry, they are saying they need to grant the rowdy declare of residents who don't need to see their inexperienced house occupied. Thesis implausible, particularly since in a latest press launch, Sicogi defined that the disputed plot was not a part of the subdivision claimed by the residents. Better to fulfill the events, particularly the trustee of the district, Sicogi has, freed from cost, made accessible to native residents, a part of the space that may home a sports activities advanced and a playground.
Looking intently, all the preparations have been made by Sicogi to fulfill the calls for of the inhabitants and permit Twins Immobilier to perform its mission on the 6000 m² bought.
The case in the background is in itself a foul signal. The firm that has taken the residents to courtroom doesn't but have the verdict of the courtroom, which the minister is deciding in favor of one in every of the events. It's grotesque and such acts will solely push Côte d'Ivoire again in the “Doing Business” rankings.
SD in Abidjan