Asenso-Boakye commissions 40 SHC housing units at Adentan

Mr Asenso-Boakye handing over keys to the blocks

The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, has commissioned a forty housing units at Adentan, a suburb of Accra. The estate, named ‘Urban Premier Court’, encompasses two, three and four bedroom apartments.

It was put up by the State Housing Company Limited (SHC) as part of its mandate to provide quality homes in thriving communities where people have a sense of pride and place.

Addressing the audience who gathered at the new estate, Mr Asenso-Boakye commended the board and management of the SHC for effectively utilising their Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to construct the estate.

The Minister speaking commissioning ceremony

He said in the past few years, the SHC has proven beyond reasonable doubt that it is capable of providing housing solutions that are accessible and affordable to the general public.

Mr Asenso-Boakye expressed confidence that with the right financial support the Company can provide housing units on a larger scale.

To this end, the Minister revealed that the Ministry has extensively engaged the Agence Française de Dévelopment (AFD) to provide long-term financing for the SHC and TDC Development Company Limited to roll out more housing units to meet the needs and financial capacity of the general public.

“The Ministry has developed a framework of subsidising Affordable Housing through the provision of unencumbered land and infrastructural services to make housing affordable and accessible to a significant segment of our population”, the Minister added.

The Minister performing the official commissioning ceremony

He, therefore, entreated the SHC and all private developers to take advantage of the framework to provide more housing units for the people of Ghana.

The Minister also commended the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for providing a dedicated bulk transformer for the project which has reduced the cost of the housing units for the home buyers.

The Managing Director of the SHC, Mr Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, on his part, commended his staff for working assiduously to push the Company to new heights and pledged the Company’s commitment to ensuring that they provide housing units for the good people of Ghana.

He encouraged prospective house owners to take advantage of SHC projects to acquire quality edifices at affordable rates. He explained that projects owned by the SHC are constructed under flexible payment plans.

“The good thing about these projects is that you have a flexible payment plan. So you go to the bank and take advantage of their mortgage plans and you pay over a period of time”, he added.


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