It is estimated that Ghana currently has a housing deficit of 3 Million and to offset this government hs invested in many ‘affordable’ housing projects. Some citizens complain those completed are not exactly affordable, some costs to the tune of $50,000 which the ordinary Ghanaian worker cannot afford. Eventually it is the rich and political elite who will grab these apartments, rent them out to the poor at exorbitant prices, further increasing the poverty gap.
The Kuffour administration which was voted into power in the 2000 elections started major housing projects to ease the housing deficit which still plagues the nation till now.
The areas where such buildings were put up include Sepe and Asokore Manpong in the Asewase constituency all in the Ashanti Region, Kpone and Borteman in the Greater Accra region and Koforidua in the Eastern region.
Unfortunately the projects weren’t completed before Kuffour and effectively the NPP left power in 2008. The new administration, led by the late president John Attah Mills and subsequently the John Mahama Administration refused to continue with the projects and left them at the mercy of the weather and criminals.
The NPP returned to power in the 2016 general elections under the leadership of H.E Nana Akuffo Addo, and unsurprisingly the projects were continued and now very close to completion.
NsemWoha brings you pictures of some of the projects.