Minister for Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea says the government is working to ensure the completion of some units of the Saglemi housing project.
Mr Atta Akyea says they are aiming at completing about 1,500 units before the end of 2020.
The over 1,000 housing project started under the Mahama administration has been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo administration.
The project was for the construction of 5,000 units of affordable housing and Mr Atta Akyea says they could complete some 1,500 before the year ends.
“It will not be too long to complete some units, we need to complete them before the year ends, we should complete about 1,500 and begin to roll out the rest later so we hit the 5,000 units that is in the contract,” he said on the Joy Super Morning show.
Mr Atta Akyea last year said government had planned to terminate the previous contract with Constratora OAS Ghana Limited and that has been completed.
On 31 October 2012, parliament granted an approval of $200 million for the construction of the affordable houses at Saglemi near Tsopoli in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.
The contract was a turnkey project classified under engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), which gave the contractor the responsibility of designing, procurement and construction and after the completion of the project, it will be handed over to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
A total of 5,000 housing units were to be delivered at the end of the contract.
The project is intended to reduce the country’s massive housing deficit is seated on a 300-acre land with one to three bedroom apartments for low-income earners.