Tag Archives: housing

The 1.7 million units housing deficit: Myth or reality? [Article]

Since the early 2000s, stakeholders in the housing sector have accepted without much question the notion that the nation faces a housing deficit of about 1.7 million housing units. This has been quoted so often both in the media and academic publications that it appears to have been cast in stone and become an incontrovertible truth. It is, however, curious ...

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We’ll invest SSNIT funds in affordable mortgage – Atta-Akyea

In the not-too-distant future, low and middle-income earners who are lamenting over their inability to access mortgage facilities or build houses, will heave a sigh of relief, as the Ministry of Works and Housing is working towards a credible national mortgage facility to provide opportunities for workers to acquire houses. The Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea, said the ministry ...

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A necessity turned luxury: The search for roofs over our heads

Housing, too, is one of our main preoccupations. We are at this moment in the last stages of formulating large-scale housing projects, which we hope to have ready soon. A factory for prefabricated concrete units is now under construction and will come into production sometime this year. When these plans are completed, we shall be able to put up low-cost ...

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New housing fund to subsidize cost of houses

The Minister nominee for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea has stated that the NPP government will introduce a housing fund to subsidize the cost of housing for low income earners. According to him, financing is one critical factor that has impeded Ghana’s efforts at reducing the widening housing deficit. Mr. Atta Akyea also believes the high cost of housing ...

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