The Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Abdulai Abanga has disclosed that information available to him from the State Housing Company is that the Rock Estates Affordable Housing Project remains uncompleted because of disinterest from the people of the Upper East Region.
Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Abdulai who doubles as the MP for the Binduri explained that while there are identifiable challenges with the completion of the project, the government’s commitment to completing the project is unwavering.
“Rock Estates is one of the projects that State Housing Company is pursuing in the Upper East Region by providing affordable housing for the people of the Upper East Region.”
“My checks with them indicate that, yes, they are eager to develop that project but what they have realised is that there is a lack of interest or market for those estates for now. They are trying to find to stimulate the market or to find another location or maybe bring up new locations to be able to develop more houses for the region.”
While the Rock Estates remains unfinished, the Deputy Minister for Work and Housing intimated that government would soon launch a programme that would see the construction of some 500 hundred affordable housing units per region throughout the country.
“We are even coming with a district housing scheme. That district housing scheme would be providing some 500 housing units for each region. I am sure the Upper East Region would definitely have our share.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana