I will complete abandoned affordable houses – Atta Akyea

The Minister designate for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has pledged to continue ongoing affordable mass housing projects nationwide by ex-president Kuffour and Mahama administration.

This, according to the MP for the Abuakwa South constituency, would demonstrate NPP government’s commitment to providing affordable and safe homes for all, thereby reducing the over 1.7 million housing unit deficit in the country.

Speaking to the press just after his nomination, Atta Akyea said affordable houses which was began by Kufour administration at Saglemi, Nungua Borteyman and Kpone in the Greater Accra Region; Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region; Koforidua in the Eastern Region; Wa in the Upper West Region and Tamale in the Northern Region were abandoned in 2009 when the Mills-led administration took power leaving the structures at the mercy of squatters and in some cases criminals.

He stated that almost all affordable housing projects were 90 percent complete and there is no need to begin new projects, therefore, the pending one`s would be in focus.

The affordable housing project was initiated by the Kufuor administration in the later months of his administration.

The previous government has come under constant pressure to revive the project following the collapse of major housing deals including the STX housing deal.



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