Construction & Consultancy Limited (FCCL) has launched its 10th
anniversary and Affordable Housing Project to help bridge the housing gap.
The project, which consists of the construction of two-bedroom semi-detached houses is located in Tsokpoli – Agortor, close to the New Airport area in Accra.
Addressing the gathering, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, said government had secured litigation-free land for banks across the country to support private companies which were ready to go into affordable housing.
He challenged local contractors to improve on the quality of their work in the housing sector to enable government to partner more of the local sector players to construct affordable homes for Ghanaians.
The Minister said government believed that Ghana had the best architects and contractors whose work would stand the test of time.
He disclosed that the government would resort to strict policy to ensure that local contractors were considered before considering the non-Ghanaians, adding that it would hold the local contractors to strict ethics and standards to ensure they executed good work.
The Head of Corporate and Strategy of the company, Mr Cecil Owusu Addo expressed his appreciation to all who had gathered at the programme and hinted that the project would roll out affordable semi-detached houses for Ghanaians.
The Head of Operations of FCCL, Mr Joseph Aquah Andoh, said with the poor housing situation in the country, his outfit had decided to build affordable houses to sell on mortgage.
That, he said, was to ensure that the increasing housing deficit was addressed.
“We would like to appeal to all to invest in our company’s project to realise its objective and reap interest in return,” he said.
Forever Construction and Consultancy Limited, began its operations in 2007 as a Real Estate Agency.
Some of its initial contracts were awarded by the Akuse and Tetteh Quarshie Government Hosptals in the Eastern Region, Regional Maritime University, and Makola Shopping Mall, among others.
The newly-unveiled project is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme