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State Housing registry to house Ghanaians in the diaspora

The State Housing Company (SHC) has officially opened registration for the first National Housing Registry to provide affordable social housing for the public and Ghanaians in the diaspora.
Ghanaians in the diaspora will have to register with their personal details with Property Express Limited; partners of the housing data to enable them owe a house with the state housing company.
So far about 104 locals have registered with the company 8 hours after the national housing registry was opened.
Dr Mark Nii Ankrah, Managing Director, told newsmen in Accra that the National Registry would unravel innovative strategies adopted by the asset rich company in line with public sector housing.
He stated that the houses which will be located in Kaneshie, Larterbiokorshie, Kanda and Adenta all in the heart of the capital city for rent, to accommodate the demand.
“The commercial and social facilities that come with the affordable houses in each site include a shopping mall complex, medical centre, place of worship, schools, police and security points, among others”, he added.
He said the first national housing registry will collate a national data on the statistics of the total number of housing demand in the country.
The MD said project is meant to deliver affordable houses for upper, middle and lower income government workers and the public.
According to him, the housing unit which will be completed in the next 36 months will make use of state of the art green technology and other favourable environmental technology to make life more comfortable.

Dr Mark Nii Ankrah, Managing Director noted that the housing needs of the urban inhabitants are often restricted to sub-standard structures, unsanitary environments and squatter and slum communities. Today, that situation will be a thing of the past with the implementation of the housing registration, he emphasized.
The SHC has a vision for strong, safe and stable communities in the country. It is that wherever we live and wherever we are, we can have access to the things that make our lives fulfilling, including decent housing and a sense of belonging to the community in which we live.
According to him, bad homes compromise human development.
Dr Mark Nii Ankrah noted that the SHC will soon commence new estates outside the urban centers to spread development across the nation.

Break down of criteria
Formal identification
*Birth certificate and Passport/travel document
*Driver’s license
*Voter’s ID

Verifiable employment or business
*Social Security number
*Tax identification number
*Must be 21 years or older
*Must be ready, able and willing to rent or buy a home
*Must be able and willing to pay the following non-refundable registration fees

No. of Bedroom/Unit Non-refundable registration fee (in cedis)
Studio/ 1 bedroom 100.00
2 bedroom 130.00
3 bedroom 150.00
4 plus bedroom 200.00

For Registration forms, contact Irene Agyenkwa on +442079934011 or e mail for Diaspora registration forms.

By: Samuel Mantey
Property Express


July 19, 2012 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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