Inadequate housing in Ghana

Urbanisticni Institut Republike Slovenije
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Urbani Izziv (Urban Challenge), 2011, 22 (1), pp. 127 - 137
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Housing 'inadequacy' in Ghana is usually interpreted in two ways. One interpretation emphasises inadequate quantity: the gap between housing supply and housing demand. For instance, when Deputy Works and Housing Minister Hannah Bissiw was asked how the government would solve the inadequate housing the country faces, she said the government will construct over 200,000 housing units over the next 5 years . . . will put up some 300 units for Members of Parliament (MPs), ministers and other officials, while looking at providing another 1,000 units for the police, fire service, immigration officers and health workers in the country (Koomson, 2009). Generally, the housing policies pursued by successive governments in Ghana have all tried to close the gap between the needed and existing stock (Arku, 2009).
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