Ghanaian Businessman, Dr. Kofi Amoah, says it is impossible to solve the problem of housing deficit in Ghana if we do not deal with joblessness and low salaries in the country.
According to him, although successive governments have tried different strategies to end the housing deficit, the problem still lingers.
“If we don’t solve this problem of joblessness and low salaries, this problem of ours will be there forever because you need to create wealth to support the purchase of a house.
“To be able to afford a house you must have a job first and the job must pay,” he stated on Happy FM.
He continued that the government must turn its attention to a vigorous housing policy that will ensure that the lower and middle class get access to housing in the country.
The Ghana’s housing deficit became a topic for discussion after the preliminary reports on the 2021 Population and Housing Census revealed that about 2.1 million structures are metal containers, kiosks and structures making up twenty percent of the 10.7 million structures listed in the Population and Housing Census.
Many are of the view that if the country does not solve the housing deficit urgently crime rate will go up.