Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his promise to build affordable houses for salaries workers.
The former President who was in a two-day tour of the Western North region said teacher and other pubic servants are assured of his commitment to bridge the housing deficit gap to eliminate the phenomenon of sleepless nights over how to house families after retirement.
Speaking at Debiso in the Bia-West constituency as part of his Building Ghana tour, John Mahama said ” by the time you will retire at age 60, government would have helped you build at least a two bed room apartment at a place of your choice”
He added, “the deduction will be done from your salary so it does not put undue financial burden on you”.
On his usual humorous way of explaining things, Mr. Mahama said “you won’t go back to your family house and be litigating with cousins and nieces over family facilities and or where to lay your head after years of serving the nation and time to have a peaceful mind to reflect’.
According to the latest data by the Ghana Statistical Service, about six (6) million out of the 33 million Ghanaians need housing.
The 2021 Population and Housing Census data on structures, housing conditions and facilities as presented by the GSS puts Ghana’s housing deficit to 1.8m.