The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has released a 200-acre land at Dedesua to the Ministry of Works and Housing to construct affordable housing.
At a working visit to the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, called on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace to on behalf of the government, thank the Asantehene for donating the 200-acre land to facilitate the construction of additional affordable housing in the region.
The Minister said affordable housing remains a priority of the government, therefore, the government was exploring ways of partnering with the private sector to deliver decent and affordable housing for Ghanaians.
On drainage, Mr Asenso-Boakye said a visit to the project sites in the region would allow him to assess the situation on the ground and work towards finding a solution.
He called on Ghanaians to stop the indiscriminate disposal of garbage and building on the waterways, which are major causes of flooding in the country.
The Minister expressed appreciation to the Asantehene for wise counsel during his formative years.
“Through your advice and support, I became an MP. Now I am a Minister. I am here to thank you for your advice and seek your blessing,” he said.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II congratulated Mr Asenso-Boakye on his appointment and advised him to work to move the works and housing sector beyond what he met.
“Today’s young people are the future leaders of this country. If you do well others will emulate and do better. Be humble, open up to people and do your work. I pray for you to succeed,” he said.
Source: Ministry of Works and Housing