Gov’t not committed to reducing housing deficit – GREDA

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Executive Secretary of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), Sammy Ameyibor has called on Ghanaians to blame government for the huge housing deficit in the country.
The call, he said, is as a result of his observation that the government has not shown enough commitment to helping find a permanent place for the homeless.

Ghana’s housing deficit, he disclosed, stood at over 2 million.

Mr. Ameyibor disclosed this at a roundtable discussion organized in Accra by inform Ghana with the aim of finding solutions to the country’s housing challenges.

He also decried the situation where landlords and ladies take advantage of the deficit to defraud tenants.

GREDA, he said, has done its best to get its members to deliver housing units to the general public, but their efforts are restrained by access to capital on the financial market.

He claimed that its members were capable of putting up the several housing units that government wanted put in collaboration with STX Korea and others yet they were denied the opportunity.

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source : adomonline.com