Ghana starts off 5000 housing units construction

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Commencement of final part of house construction work on the 5,000 affordable housing units has begun in Kpong, Ghana. The affordable housing programme began in 2005 with the objective of providing accommodation for low and middle income earners in Ghana.

The house construction project was slowed down due to monetary challenges. The units are part of the government’s plan to scale down over 1.7million housing discrepancy by 2016.

Speaking at the launch of the 2014 Building Construction and Property Exhibition in Accra, the deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Johnny Osei Kofi said the government partnership with the private investors will rapidly complete the project. The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Tema Development Corporation among other developers are the partners to the government and were awarded the execution of the Housing project.

According to Mr. Osei Kofi, contractors have returned to the house construction site at Kpong. He also said that the government will start undertaking construction of houses in other regions after consultations have been done.

Currently, construction of 33 housing units for the security agencies in Tema is progressing. The house construction project will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase expected to deliver 168 housing units being already complete and waiting for commissioning by his the President. The second phase was progressing bit by bit according to reports.