Teachers are yet to receive any affordable housing units despite the current government’s repetitive promises.
It would be recalled that in the government’s 2020 manifesto, the NPP promised to “collaborate with GNAT, NAGRAT, and others to facilitate an affordable housing scheme for teachers.”
The party continued to say, “an agreement has been reached between UNOPS and the Government to construct 100,000 housing units for teachers and other education professionals.”
It would again be recalled that speaking at the sixth quadrennial national delegates’ conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi on Tuesday (4 January), the president said the government remains committed to improving working and living conditions for teachers.
“The Ministry of Works and Housing is in discussion with teacher unions, including your own, to provide more housing opportunities for teachers,” Akufo-Addo said.
“Within the next two years, it is proposed that 10,000 housing units on affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country.”
He conceded: “This, we all know, is the tip of the iceberg, but it is a good beginning.”
However, the government’s commitment is yet to be seen as teachers are yet to receive any houses.
Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, John Akunzebe, the Upper East Regional Chairman of NAGRAT said, “we have not received any housing units. The facts must be stated.”
Mr. Akunzebe explained that to the best of his knowledge, the government is yet to engage with the leadership of GNAT and NAGRAT on this issue.