Minister Inspects Projects In The Western Region

The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea paid a 3 day working visit to the Western region to inspect the status of the sea defence being undertaken at Nkontompo, Adwoa and Aboadze.
The Hon Minister, in the company of his two deputy Ministers, Hon. Freda Prempeh, Hon. Eugene Antwi and other officials also visited Axim to see firsthand the effects of tidal waves along the coastline.
Addressing the people after the inspection, the Hon Minister assured the chiefs and people of Axim that, efforts will be made for the Axim coastal sea defence to begin.

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Secure Lands For Affordable Housing- Hon. Atta Akyea

Hon Atta Akyea has paid a working unit to the Central Region to inspect the Elmina Sea Defense Project. Hon Minister expressed satisfaction at the work done and assured the contractors he would facilitate the payment of their outstanding money.
During a courtesy of the Central Region Minister, Hon Atta Akyea expressed how prudent it was for all regional minister to secure land banks for the building of affordable houses for the citizenry. Securing land banks for affordable housing would play a vital role addressing the 1.7 housing deficit in the country.

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Government To Reduce Housing Deficit- Hon Atta Akyea

The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon Samuel Atta Akyea, has assured Ghanaians of government’s commitment to address the over 1.7 million housing deficit in the country. He made this known during a working visit to some housing projects being undertaken by the government in Tema, Kpone, Saglemi all in the Greater Accra Region.
Hon. Atta Akyea said housing is high on the agenda of the government and that the Ministry would do all it could to address the housing deficit through forging stronger investor partnerships to provide affordable housing units to meet the demands of Ghanaians.
The Hon Minister, who was accompanied by his two Deputy Ministers, Hon. Eugene Antwi, Hon. Freda Prempeh, the Chief Director, and other officials of the ministry said investors would be sought for the housing projects under which affordable houses would be built in the rural areas so that people could opt to live there while they worked in the city.
Hon. Atta Akyea disclosed that, the defunct Bank for Housing and Constructiong would be brought back to provide finance to the housing sector
He further commended Amandi Holdings, contractor of the project and OAS Construtora, contractors’ housing project in Sagleme for their good work done and pledged Government’s commitment in ensuring that the projects are completed.

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Works And Housing Minister Inaugurates Board And Committees

Members of the Advisory Board are Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Freda Prempeh and Hon. Eugene Antwi, Deputy Ministers in charge of Works and Housing respectively Mr. Steve Aggor, Director, Works and Housing, Mr. Robert Le Hunte, Managing Director of HFC Bank, Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, Director-General of NADMO, Mr. Kwakye Dopoah-Dei, President of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association, Dr Wilfred K. Anim-Odame, Executive Secretary of Lands Commission, Mr Peter Hayibor, General Manager of SSNIT and Mr Isaac Bedu, Institution of Engineers.
On the Entity Committee, the Minister said the Committee is by law responsible for making decisions for procurement in the Ministry, subject to the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914). They are to ensure that each stage of procurement activity and procedures prescribed in the Act have been followed, and are within the specific threshold limits.

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Parliamentarians Visit Government Housing Project

Members of the Select Committee on Works and Housing of Parliament paid a one-day working visit to the Government of Ghana Housing Project in Tema for the Navy.
The project is part of Government’s effort to address the accommodation challenge of personnel of the Ghana Navy and the visit afforded Members of the Select Committee the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the extent of work done and to advice Government accordingly.
The Housing Project for the Navy is a Government of Ghana funded project, pre-financed by Amandi Holding Limited, an Israeli Construction Firm and contractors for the project at the cost of 101 Million Ghana Cedis. The project, which started in 2014, is expected to be completed in August 2017.
The project comprises of 368 housing units with a recreational area as well as water reservoir to ensure constant flow of water.
Briefing the media after the inspection, Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Nana Amoako, (MP -Upper Denkyira East) expressed satisfaction about the extent and quality of work done and called for more private/public partnership in the housing sector to tackle the about 1.7 million housing deficit in the country.
The Chairman also stressed the importance of mortgages and provision of soft loans as a sure means of addressing the accommodation challenge in the country.
He finally stated that, Government would consider providing solar panels to these facilities to cut down on over dependence of the national grid.
Alhaji Yahaya Yakubu, Director of Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing, said government had provided similar accommodation facility to personnel of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) about two years ago.

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