Mahama inaugurates 1500 housing units at Ningo as part of his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour of the Greater Accra Region.
Ningo gets a face lift as President Mahama inaugurates 1500 housing units at the constituency. The President on Tuesday cut sod for the new housing units as part of his accounting to the people tour of the Greater Accra Region. The event was graced by some government stake holders, and some National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials.
The sod-cutting is said to be part of his ongoing affordable housing project. Speaking at the inauguration, Mahama said that the new housing units as well as others under construction will help solve the nation’s housing deficiency. The president explained that sod was cut some years ago for work to commence on the project. Mahama also revealed that the entire project is targeted at 5,000 housing units.
He also used the opportunity to urge Ghanaians not to heed the negative reports circulated by his critics; and appreciate what his government has been achieving, as a section of the public jeer that the buildings are photo-shopped.
“These are some of the 1,500 units you can see physically. I’m saying physically because there are some people who see but refuse to see and they said these buildings are photo-shop,” he said.
Mahama added that there are other housing units which the government is building including the Nyameduah Estate at Kpong, the Labadi Villas etc. He also said that all hands are on deck to ensure the various housing units are made available.
Mahama also revealed that a 2,000 acre industrial estate is being constructed in the area, and it is hoped to attract industrial companies, and subsequently create jobs for the unemployed.