Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for work to commence on the construction of a $5.3 billion housing project at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.
The project forms part of the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) and Sustainable Housing Solutions (SHS) 100,000 affordable houses put up for Ghanaian workers in fulfillment of a promise made by President Akufo-Addo to ensure that shelters are provided for Ghanaians.
According to the Vice President, this project is a game changer “so many benefits will come from this.”
Speaking at a short ceremony, the Vice President expressed his excitement over the commencement of the project.
He said “The availability of affordable housing is one of the greatest ongoing needs across Africa. ”
He noted “The project will solve the several challenges in the housing sector in Ghana, adding that this issue had caused the disparity in house ownership. ”
The Vice President added that the partnership with the UNOPS programme will address the housing gap in the country.
UNOPS is expected to build over 800,000 homes across Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Ghana is projected to receive about $5.3 billion to construct the affordable houses across the country.