President Akufo-Addo has opined that the cost of houses in Ghana is expensive.
In view if this, he has admonished members of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry to find innovative ways to build cheaper houses for Ghanaians.
Speaking at a meeting with members of the Ghana Chamber of Construction, the president asserted that there was the need for partnership between government and the private sector to tackle the housing deficit in Ghana
“I hear in Ghana, some small three-bedroom house in East Legon costs between $354,000 and $500,000. You get mansions for that in many parts of America. With between a $100,000 and $200,000 you get a very well appointed home because the materials that are used for construction in the UK are local, and are very cheap.”
“We need to find ways of building strong and cheap houses in the country,” he added.