UN Office For Projects To Build 100,000 Affordable Housing Units For Ghana

Spokesperson for the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Gideon Boako has disclosed that the United Nations Office for Projects has plans to build 100,000 affordable housing units for Ghana under the Sustainable Development Goals 25+5 Cities Projects.

He made this disclosure when the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia led a Ghanaian delegation comprising the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu; Director-General for Ghana Health Service, Dr. Nsiah Asare and CEO of Ghana Investment and Promotion Centre, Yofi Grant to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Dr. Gideon Boako mentioned that through the forum called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which was introduced after 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals, Ghana was praised as the first African country to have factored the SDGs into its budget for implementation.

“Through this, the United Nations Office for Projects made us know that already, it has measures with Ghana to build 100,000 affordable housing units for Ghana under the SDGs 25+5 Cities Projects,” he revealed.

Discussing the impulse of the World Economic Forum, Dr. Boako averred it is a platform which allows world leaders as well as global business leaders to deliberate on the economy and the well being of the people in the world.

The forum again, according to him seeks to find ways through discussions to strengthen the economy of countries; thus the forum allows world leaders to have bilateral discussion to close as well as begin deals which they have not had the opportunity to meet and discuss.

Dr. Bawumia’s spokesperson however said that Ghana through President Akufo-Addo was honoured for the “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda, the governance system in the country and the economic management as well as embracing technology through the introduction of the drone system in the health sector.