The Ministry of Works and Housing has partnered with the Hungarian government to establish a factory that will produce building materials locally.
The factory will help build 200,00 houses.The Ministry is hopeful that the move will correct the country’s housing deficit.
Available statistics has shown Ghana has since 2010, experienced a housing deficit of 1.7 million units.
Industry players believe the deficit could be more as the country’s population continues to increase.
In an interview at the sidelines of a commissioning ceremony for rapid housing technology Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Attah Akyea said the houses when built will be sold at affordable prices to address the country’s housing deficit.
“What this partnership with the Hungarian government means is that for the first time in the country, we will have a technology that will enable use build houses within a short period of time and at an affordable cost”
With the use of the materials to be produced by the factory Solin, it will subsequently be able to build a house in eleven days.
Reacting to this development Mr. Atta Akyea said it will save the country millions of cedis that generates over time when building houses.
“With the building materials that will be produced a house will be able to be built in just eleven days and not the normal long months and years we are used to, so it will cut down on the cost that is incurred when building”.
“The time used in building does not take away from the quality of the houses, I have seen it myself and it is fit for any kind of worker”
On his part Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana, Andras Szabo said that the Hungarian government will do all it can to help Ghana address it housing deficit challenge.
Ghana and Hungary have for many years had good relations and that can only get stronger with this new partnership. For this year my focus is on five key areas which are energy, housing, water, security and IT.
Energy has been completed, water has been completed and now housing is on track”