March 28, 2020

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea has said Government is keen on delivering one million housing units across the country to address the acute shortage of housing in the country.

According to him it is to address shortage of housing in the medium to long term in the sixteen regions, and of the figure, Greater Accra will have four hundred thousand units.

The Ashanti Region would have two hundred and fifty thousand, fifty thousand for the Western, West North, and Eastern Regions, while the Central region would receive twenty thousand housing units.

Again, thirty thousand units would be built in the North East, Savanna, and Northern regions; twenty thousand in Upper East, and Upper West; with Volta, Oti,  Bono East and Ahafo regions receiving ten thousand housing units.

This came to light when the Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Nelson Dafiamekpoh questioned the sector Minster, Atta Akyea on the housing deficits in the country.

“It is however instructive to note that there is a lot more to be done to increase the housing stock and bridge the national housing deficit as currently the Ministry is focusing its attention on strategies and interventions for the medium-term period (2018-2021) to resolve the challenges of the housing sub-sector of the economy”.

He placed more emphasis on reducing the national deficit through the provision of adequate safe secure quality and affordable housing schemes in collaboration with the private sector.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/