IN GHANA, through two projects, 200,000 homes are to be constructed using energy-efficient solar rooftops and manufactured locally. The projects, which will last up to 10 years, will also provide job opportunities for local communities nationwide and help alleviate the housing crisis in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addohas said: “I believe we are all well aware of the challenges Ghana, and most of Africa, face when it comes to the provision of decent, well-planned and organized housing for our citizens. I believe that with the signing of this project agreement, we shall be ushering into existence a new dawn for Ghana and our citizens.”

Highlights of the project include:

NIGERIA’S EKITI STATE, will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see at least 50,000 affordable homes built over the next decade.

This is how our promise of developing Ekiti and improving the lives of the people can be achieved. This partnership has come at an important time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has reminded us of the need to deliver quality social infrastructure to the people,” said Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

GUINEA will see some 200,000 affordable homes built over the next 10 years as well. This project follows the Presidential affordable housing programme in an effort to promote social and economic inclusion. At least 100,000 of the new homes will be made available to civil servants through a scheme which supports mortgage payments via payroll deductions.

“This project constitutes an important support for the programme of the affordable housing championed by the government, which is both intensive in labour and in capital, thus representing an economic stimulus that will have a positive effect on reducing unemployment in the country,” said Prime Minister and Chief of the Guinean government, Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana.