Ghana to hold confab on Housing and Hydrology challenges

The Ministry of Works and Housing will from May 27th to 29th, 2024 hold the Built Environment National Conference on Housing and Hydrology (BENCHH) in Accra.

The 3-day conference, which will be under the theme: “Enhancing Collaboration to tackle Ghana’s Housing and Hydrology Challenges,” aims to bring together stakeholders in the built environment sector to address pressing challenges and foster collaboration towards overcoming Ghana’s housing and hydrology issues.

Addressing the media during a press launch yesterday, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah, the Advisor to the sector minister, who also doubles as the Chair of the BENCHH 2024 Planning Committee, revealed plans for the conference.

According to him, the conference will seek to provide a platform for engagement with the public and showcase the Ministry of Works and Housing’s recent achievements.

Dignitaries present at the Press Launch

“The conference will showcase the strides made by the Ministry of Works and Housing in recent years and outline our roadmap towards achieving our vision of a robust and sustainable development of public works and housing infrastructure in the medium term,” he explained.

Dr Armah emphasised the importance of policy formulation and efficient implementation in driving national development, highlighting the ministry’s crucial role in ensuring sustainable housing and infrastructure development.

The conference will focus on key issues such as the housing deficit, flood management and infrastructure financing, with discussions aimed at identifying challenges and proposing solutions.

Dr Armah underscored the ministry’s commitment to improving the lives of citizens through strategic policies and effective execution, emphasising the inter-connectedness of housing and infrastructure development with socio-economic progress.

In his closing remarks, Dr Armah called on stakeholders to mark their calendars for BENCHH 2024 and participate in shaping a more sustainable and resilient future for Ghana’s Works and Housing Sectors.

“I urge you all to mark your calendars from the 27th to 29th of May and join us at BENCHH 2024,” he added.

He expressed optimism about the potential for collaborative efforts and innovative solutions to drive progress and prosperity in the nation.

Dr Armah concluded by inviting attendees to be part of the conference’s mission to address Ghana’s housing and hydrology challenges.

The Chief Director at the Ministry, Rev. Stephen Yaw Osei, who also addressed the media, indicated that the conference will delve into challenges and solutions within the sector, including flood management.

According to Mr Yaw Osei, the first day of the 3-day conference will focus on flood issues or hydrology, the second day will be for housing issues and the third day will be for regulatory framework within the sector.


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