The State Housing Corporation has indicated plans to construct approximately 1,000 homes in Ghana this year as part of efforts to resolve the country’s housing deficit.
Ghana currently has a housing shortage of about two million people, with several stakeholders urging the government to resolve the issue immediately.
However, in an interview with Citi Business News monitored by iDO GH News, Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, Managing Director of the State Housing Corporation, claimed that these new schemes would help solve Ghana’s housing deficit.
“We have completed three projects in the Greater Accra Region and there are four other projects that we intend to complete this year, which are currently underway. Other projects are underway in and around the world. The goal is for us to do complete housing development throughout the world, not just in the Greater Accra Region. We are currently in Bolgatanga, Tamale, and the Western North. On Tuesday, I am going to the Western North Region to go inspect our current housing estate that is happening there.”
He also said “We also have a large estate in Kumasi that is about seventy percent completed. The first one will start in June, and it is also in the metropolis of Kumasi. I can’t give you the number off the top of my head, but the objective is to create as much as we can. This year we’re aiming for Ghanaians nationally at least one thousand homes.”
As part of their efforts to address the country’s housing deficit, the New Patriotic Party, led by President Akufo-Addo, proposed some measures in their manifesto for the 2020 elections.
The Ghana Housing Authority and the National Housing and Mortgage Finance Company were proposed as new bodies.
Francis Asenso-Boakye, Minister of Works and Housing, recently stated that plans to create the Ghana Housing Authority were in the works.