The State Housing corporation has announced plans to build some 1,000 houses in the country this year.
The construction of the houses forms part of the company’s efforts towards addressing the nation’s housing deficit which currently stands at 2 million.
Speaking to the media, Managing Director of the State Housing Corporation, Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, indicated that construction of the said houses across the 16 regions has already begun, adding the houses being constructed would help address Ghana’s housing deficit.
“In the Greater Accra Region we completed three projects, and we have four other projects that are currently ongoing that we hope to be able to complete this year. In and around the country, we have other projects ongoing. The aim is for us to do total housing development across the country, so we are not just doing the Greater Accra Region. We are in Bolgatanga, Tamale and in 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 stated.
“In Kumasi too we have a major estate that is about seventy percent complete. We are looking at starting another one by June, and it is also in the Kumasi metropolis. Off the top of my head, I can’t give you the number, but then the goal is to build as many as we can. This year we are targeting at least a thousand homes to Ghanaians nationwide,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo as part of efforts towards addressing the country’s housing deficit proposed the establishment of two new bodies namely; the Ghana Housing Authority and the National Housing and Mortgage Finance Company.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, recently indicated that plans were underway to establish the Ghana Housing Authority.