Twitter reacts as SSNIT slaps GH¢99,000 price on one-bedroom “affordable house”

Prices of houses termed ‘affordable’ by the Ministry of Works and Housing has generated a storm on social media, with angry Ghanaians describing the prices as outrageous.

With prices starting from GHC99,000 for a standard one-bedroom flat and GHc 142,500 for a special one-bedroom, Twitter is boiling with angry Ghanaians questioning the government’s touch with reality. 

The Ministry of Works and Housing last week announced the prices of housing units under the Asokore Mampong Affordable Housing Project in the Ashanti Region.

According to the ministry, about 1,079 housing units are ready for sale.

“The houses are ready; 1-bedroom standard will sell at GHC 99,000, 1- bedroom Special will also sell at GHC 142,500; 2- bedroom will sell at GHC 182,500 and a 3-bedroom will go for GHC 335,000” The Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Eugene Boakye Antwi, was reported as saying.

But Ghanaians are raising hell over the prices. They insist the prices are beyond the pocket of the ordinary Ghanaian.

The affordable housing units are meant to help augment Ghana’s housing deficit of about 2 million units.

The project comprises 91 blocks of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom flats with complementary infrastructure and community facilities.

Speaking in an interview, monitored by thegahanareport.com, Mr. Antwi justified the high cost of the houses.

According to him, because of the limited government funds,  the government outsourced part of the project to Social Security and National Investment Trust (SSNIT) to complete, thus the high prices.

” You know the government of Ghana has limited funds. So we outsource to  SSNIT to invest into the project, and companies are in business to make a profit even though the government tries to subsidise the cost…that is why we arrived at this cost,” he explained.


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  1. Nketia Anamon says

    Can a monthly worker pay monthly

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