Government partners UNOPS to construct 100,000 houses nationwide

Government partners UNOPS to construct 100,000 houses nationwide

- Ghana's housing deficit is about 150,000 units per annum according to Dr. Bawumia

- Ghana has partnered UNOPS initiative which will construct 100,000 affordable housing units nationally over the next 10 years

- The Affordable Housing Project, Dr Bawumia further said will employ about 100,000 people both directly and indirectly across all sectors

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded government’s idea to construct 100,000 affordable houses nationwide.

According to him, the project will be a game changer as it will transform the lives of Ghanaians facing housing deficits.

He said, out of the 150,000 housing units per annum to be supplied, less than 40% have so far been provided.

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The Vice President, however, noted that the Akufo-Addo government is committed to providing decent affordable houses to Ghanaians across the country.

The project will be done through government’s partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Sustainable Housing Solutions (SHS) Limited.

[It] is going to be a game-changer, so many benefits will come from this but as we said, this comes with a mortgage system to enable working Ghanaians purchase a home that comes with the amenities all a decent home should contain which is also going to be environmentally friendly.

“This UNOPS initiative which we are launching today sets out to construct 100,000 affordable housing units nationally over the next 10 years,” Dr. Bawumia said during the launch of the Affordable Housing Project at the Amasaman district.

The Vice President further noted that the $5 billion Amasaman project is solely funded by the UNOPS.

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The project, he said, will create many jobs for Ghanaians as local contractors, resources and labour will be heavily relied upon.

The Affordable Housing Project will see about 65,000 houses put up on the site, Dr. Bawumia added. earlier reported that the US has imposed a “reciprocity” fee for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians.

The new levy is in retaliation to Nigeria’s high visa fee charges on Americans.

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