President John Mahama on Tuesday commissioned a 1,500 housing unit at Ningo in the Greater Accra region.
The project which is the first phase of the affordable housing project is targeted at low and middle income earners in the country.
The project which started in 2013 is expected to produce an average of 5000 housing units when completed.
The President at the sod-cutting ceremony stated that the objective is to reduce the over 1.7million housing deficit in the country.
Speaking at the commissioning, Mr. Mahama noted that his government is committed to providing Ghanaians with decent homes and living.
“We cut the sod a few years ago for work to begin and work has been ongoing. It’s supposed to be the first phase which is 1,500 housing units, the entire project is 5,000 units, and we started with 1,500 units. 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 photoshop. After this visit, I don’t know what else they will do; maybe they will photoshop the building behind me as I stand here but these are real.
“If they like, I can organize an excursion for them to come here and see for themselves what is happening here.
“There is the Nyameduah Estate at Kpong, we have the Labadi Villas, we are completing the affordable housing units that President Kufuor left for us, State Housing Corporation has finished their part and SSNIT is working on the other part to finish it. All these housing units will be made available to the people of Ghana to solve our housing problems,” he stated.