After 12 years of existence, Government of Ghana Affordable Housing project at Asorkore Mampong, Kumasi is finally set to be completed by December, 2018 to help reduce housing deficit in the region.

This was announced after the governing board of the project including the Board chairman of SSSNIT Dr. Addo Kufour inspected the project today, 8th, July- 2018.

The government of Ghana, as part of it’s intervention to reduce housing deficit, began an affordable housing project at various locations in five region of the country with the objectives to provide accommodation for low to middle income workers, create jobs and build the capacity of local contractors.

The affordable housing project at Asorkore Mampong in Kumasi was started in 2006 by the Ministry of Water Resources, works and housing under Hon. Hackman Owusu Agyemang but however the project got stalled in early 2009 after the change of government.

But in November 2015, the then government handed over the Asokore Mampong project to SSNIT to complete, having earlier taken over that of Borteyman project in Accra.

$62.34 million is the estimated cost to complete the Project which is fully funded by SSNIT, this cost excludes the sum spend by the government between 2006 and 2008.

The project is being undertaken by 75 contractors and 16 subcontractors and 8 infrastructure contractors, currently the project is about 75% complete and expected to be completed between September and December 2018.

The project consists of 91 blocks of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom flats with complimentary infrastructure and community facilities such as Facilities such as facilities management block, tarred internal road network with drains and paved walkways, paved car parks, central sewerage treatment plant, Water storage and distribution network for uninterrupted water supply, external power supply and street lighting, fence wall and guard house, police station and community shops.

The project when complete will deliver a total a total of 1,079 housing units of flats comprising 336 units of 1-bedroom, 688 units of 2-bedroom and 3 units of 3-bedroom flats types.

Openghana.com
Kwame Asare

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