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Government sets to commission 185 housing units for workers in Ashanti Region

The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration is set to commission 185 housing units for government workers in the Ashanti Region.

The housing units comprises of three, four and five ultramodern bedroom apartments meant to house some public servants in the region and are 90 percent complete.

The Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah on Tuesday May 7, 2024 toured all four different sites at Ridge a suburb of Nhyieaso.

The housing units are all located on government lands at Nhyieaso in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region.

Speaking to OTEC News Reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng after the tour, Hon Simon Osei Mensah reiterated government’s commitment to providing quality affordable houses for public sector workers.

He noted that, the move formed part of government’s efforts to reduce housing deficits in the country.

He however noted that, government will be renting the apartments to the occupants at an affordable prices, adding that, the tenancy agreement will be signed between government and state agencies and not individual’s occupants.

Source of Funding

Briefing the media about the funding for the projects, The Ashanti Regional Lands Officer, Mr Peter Osei-Wusu revealed that, government signed an agreement with private construction firms who built the houses and take parcels of lands in return.

He revealed that, the government lands located at Nhyieaso were evaluated by the Ghana Institute of Surveyors adding that all contracts went through the Public Procurement Authority in order to ensure value for money.

The agreement according to him has facilitated the smooth construction of the project as government did not have to commit any funds into the project.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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