Flagbearer hopeful, Nurudeen Iddrisu, has promised to initiate a policy dubbed ‘One Family , One House’ if elected as president to help address the housing deficit in Ghana.
The aspirant in an exclusive interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, he will establish the Ghana Mortgage Corporation through an act of Parliament so it becomes law to support his policy.
The Corporation he explained will go to the capital market through the Ministry of Finance and raise funds and later buy mortgages in the secondary market.
Ghanaians he noted will have a maximum of 25 years to pay for the mortgage when they purchase.
The policy he said is doable and simple.
Citizens he added will pay between 0-5% before they are given the mortgage.
He has appealed to delegates to vote massively for him so he will represent the party and win the 2020 presidential race.
“This housing policy is simple and doable. I will introduce this policy to ensure that every Ghanaian family gets one house. It is a policy I am interested in initiating,” he added.
Ghana’s growing housing deficit, is hovered around 1.7 million.
Government has taken steps to collaborate with chiefs to identify lands for to liaise with private developers to erect affordable housing to address the shortfall.
But Nurudeen Iddrissu says the ideas been used by the current administration is not enough.
Meanwhile, he has also promised to initiate operation feed the nation through agriculture policy to ensure that Ghanaians get more food to eat, export some and generate more foreign currency for the country.
Nurudeen Iddrisu will be the 2nd person on the ballot paper after balloting at the NDC’s headquarters last Wednesday.
Former President John Dramani Mahama picked the third slot.
Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Bagbin, picked the first slot while Prof. Joshua Alabi is last on the list.
The fourth slot was picked by Sylvester Mensah, followed by Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Goosie Tanoh, in that order.