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Ministry of Housing and Work inaugurate committee to tackle housing sector deficit in Ghana.
Minister for Work and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea has revealed that Ghana housing sector is facing two million deficits. By this analysis, the government will now need to build 190,000 to 200,000 units of houses each year. This houses will be build for the next 10 years before they can bridge the deficit gap.
Samuel Atta Akyea said “Unfortunately, this is a sorry situation in which we find ourselves. No wonder we are struggling with a housing deficit which is now in excess of 2 million housing units.”
While, addressing the media, Atta Akyea explain that there must be a long term measure to solve the problem. He also reveal that a national housing committee on affordable housing has been inaugurated.
The committee is made up of representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Roads and Highways. They also have the Architects Registration Council, Public Servants Housing Loan Scheme Board, Rural Housing Department, and Architectural and Engineering Services Limited.
The aim is to develop a policy to promote the building of communities and ensure equitable distribution of affordable houses. They will also oversee infrastructure development such as roads, water and electricity connections to new sites and implement the social housing component.
The committee member have till October 2020 to come up with relevant solutions to the housing crisis.