Govt begins construction of affordable houses in Ghana years after stalling

Govt begins construction of affordable houses in Ghana years after stalling

The construction of 1,200 affordable houses in Ghana has kicked off years after stalling signalling that the housing project will finally be completed.

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing in Ghana has tasked Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) with the construction of the Asokore-Mampong affordable housing project.

The project that was intended to construct affordable houses in Ghana  had stalled for Seven years but now scheduled for completion in the next 18 months. The original project target was to deliver 1,500 housing units, but due to the financial constraints the target has been scaled down to 1,200 housing units.
The 1,200 housing units will consist of 389 736 2-bedroom flats, 1-bedroom flats, 52 stores, a police station and other social amenities.

The residing squatters on the project’s land has been issued with a one month notice by Dr Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, the Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister to vacate the project’s site and give way for the contractors to commence the construction work of the housing project.

Ernest Thompson, the SSNIT Director-General, said that he will not abide with any contractor who will unduly delay the project instead the contractor’s contract will immediately be terminated.

The Director-General of SSNIT, Mr Ernest Thompson, said with 30 years’ experience in the provision of affordable housing, the Trust would use the same business management procedure adopted for the unduly delay the project Borteyman project on its latest task.

When completed, the project will attract professionals into the municipality to help in its development activities and leave the thugs with nowhere to hide since they have currently taken over the uncompleted project site using it as their hideout.

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