Gov’t to build 10,000 housing units for teachers

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The government will be constructing 10,000 affordable housing units for teachers, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said.

The project would be completed within the next two years, Mr Akufo-Addo indicated.

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Tuesday, January 4 while addressing the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi on Tuesday January 4.

“I am fully aware that the one challenge facing teacher ownership of homes beyond finance is their inability to purchase home where they intend to retire,” the President said.

“Through a subsidised loan programme, teachers will be provided an opportunity to own houses in desired locations in various parts of the country,” he said.

He added “The Ministry of Works and Housing is in discussion with teacher unions including your own to provide more housing opportunities for teachers.”

“Within the next two years, it is supposed that ten thousand housing units in affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country.”

He added “This will all know is the tip of the ice-berg but it is a good beginning, am glad to hear how much you welcome the supply of laptops , I promise you that the other related issues of concern which the National President referred to in her speech will be addressed.”

He also pledged to address the issue about concerns raised by teachers over the ‘One Teacher, One Laptop’ initiative.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana