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Ghana needs 100,000 housing units annually

“Ghanaians marking time for Akufo-Addo flats” – Atta Akyea

Ghana needs 100,000 housing units annually

Outgone Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea has said that

Ghanaians are “marking time for Akufo-Addo flats” though he believes the

President will be able to deliver as he exits office in 2025.

“I’ve heard and I believe it’s true,  President Akufo Addo intends

tackling affordable housing in his second term and I believe he will do so”,

he responded to a question to Joy Business at a recent event held by the

Ghana Institution of Engineers to mark ‘World Engineering Day’.

“We’ve had the benefit of the Nkrumah flats, we’ve also had the

benefit of Nyaniba estates. We’ve also had the benefit of the Kanda estates.

If you look at the good work of Kuntu Acheampong in Dansoman,

it is telling you that President Akufo Addo has the whole world of

opportunity to write his name in gold in the area of affordable housing;

Ghanaians are marking time for the Akufo-Addo flats, he will be able to

do so as he exits office in 2025”, Mr. Atta Akyea pointed out.

Ghana needs 100,000 housing units annually
“Ghanaians marking time for Akufo-Addo flats” – Atta Akyea

About 10 million Ghanaians do not have descent place of abode to stay.

This is due to the fact that Ghana’s housing deficit unit has surpassed the

two million housing units mark.

Mr. Atta Akyea said he has left a working paper to the new

Housing Minister to address the rising housing gap situation.

“What is very important is our income levels are not good enough

to permit us to buy houses. I have put together a working paper to

leverage on the pension funds and then create our mortgage regime for the

workers given our income level because that source of money is the workers monies”

“And then Ghana will be a good place to live because you can never talk about

national security without addressing the issue where a man will lay his head”, he added.

Ghana needs 100,000 housing units annually

Ghana requires 100,000 housing units annually in order to bridge the

rising housing deficit. This requires many affordable houses sprung in

the cities particularly Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.

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