November 21, 2011

Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, on Friday restated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government’s commitment to providing workers with decent accommodation.

According to him to achieve this objective, government is putting in place measures to secure the necessary funding to enable his Ministry complete a total of 4,720 on-going housing units cited across the country.

Hon. Alban Bagbin was speaking when some officials of the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) led him to inspect housing projects being undertaken by the corporation in some parts of the Metropolis.

The Minister and the team visited Community 22, 24 and 25, where TDC was executing the Housing Ownership Scheme and the Affordable Housing Estates Project.

Mr Bagbin said government resolute in its commitment that the Housing Scheme achieves its purpose for which it was introduced is making sure houses are affordable to workers.

He urged Ghanaians to comply with rules and regulations governing the putting up of structures, warning that developers who built indiscriminately would not be spared.

Mr Joe Abbey, Acting Managing Director of TDC, who led the inspection, warned all illegal occupants of the corporation’s on-going housing projects, to look for alternate accommodation in order not to face forceful eviction when the time came.