Gov't bungalows are collapsing too fast - Minister laments

Gov't bungalows are collapsing too fast - Minister laments

- Deputy minister for works and housing has bemoaned the poor maintenance culture by dwellers of state bungalows

- Government has revealed plans to fasten the passage of the real estate bill by end of year

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There is this culture of public bungalows being used for other purposes instead aside of their actual purpose.

Gov't bungalows are collapsing too fast - Minister laments

Ghana's housing deficit stands at 1.7 million

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This is according to the deputy minister of works and housing, Freda Prempeh who has lamented what she describes as the poor culture of protecting state bungalows by retirees.

In an interaction with Class FM in Accra, the deputy minister revealed that most bungalows in Ghana have been left to squatters who have subsequently turned them into “sobolo” and “pito” breweries at the expense of government.

‘If it’s not yours then it has to go waste. I visited a place and they had just abandoned the whole bungalow and the squatters were using the facility as a place to produce their fante kenkey and sobolo and pito and government will have to use the tax payer’s money to renovate these bungalows and bring them back to life,’ she revealed.

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The comments by the deputy minister follows government’s resolve to pass the Real Estate bill which is expected to streamline the housing sector and also foster the affordability of houses.

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