We Will Work To Provide Adequate Housing For Rural Communities - Freda Prempeh
Minister designate for the Works and Housing, Freda Prempeh has said that the government is committed to rolling out rural housing projects aimed at bridging the housing deficit in the country. Freda Premeh made this known during her vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Thursday, February 25. The Ministry will
collaborate with the Local Government Ministry and the MMDCEs to see how best we can all source more land from our traditional authorities and also how best we can tap local materials in their various constituencies and districts in order to start rolling out rural housing projects, which will also go a long way in bridging the
housing deficit. We always focus on the formal sector, public servants, civil servants and organized groups when it comes to housing but what about farmers and workers in the rural communities? Where do they lay their heads at the end. Ghana’s housing deficit now exceeds two million despite an annual supply of 40
thousand housing units. Demand for housing units is pegged at about 70 thousand units annually. Ghana’s housing deficit has largely been attributed to the land tenure systems, population growth and and also the rural urban migration. President Akufo Addo had earlier indicated that his government is working to address the country’s housing deficit.