Teachers to benefit from ten thousand housing facilities- President Akufo-Addo

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct some ten thousand housing units for teachers across the country.

The facility which will be given on mortgage and rental basis is expected to ease the accommodation challenge of teachers nationwide.

Speaking at the Sixth Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in Kumasi on Tuesday January 4, he said government remains committed to improving the conditions of teachers.

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“The Ministry of Works and Housing is in discussion with teacher unions including your own to provide more housing opportunities for teachers.

“Within the next two years, it is supposed that ten thousand housing units in affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

He added “This we all know is the tip of the ice-berg, but it is a good beginning. I am glad to hear how much you welcomed the supply of laptops. I promise you that the other related issues of concern which the National President referred to in her speech will be addressed.”

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The President also announced government will offer subsidised loans to help teachers address their accommodation issues.

“I am fully aware that one challenge facing teacher ownership of homes beyond finance is their inability to purchase homes where they intend to retire. Through a subsidised loan programme, teachers will be provided an opportunity to own homes; houses in desired locations in various parts of the country.”

Delegates from all the 16 regions are attending the week-long conference, which is being held under the theme, “GNAT@90: Surviving as a Reliable and Vibrant Teacher Union in the 21st century.”

They are also expected to vote for national officers to lead the association for the next four years.


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