The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, on Saturday, April 10, 2021, paid a courtesy call on Mr Bruno Nabagné Koné, the Minister for Construction, Housing and Urban Planning of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan.
The visit was aimed at deepening the ties of co-operation between the two countries in the housing sector, especially on the provision of Affordable Housing.
Mr Asenso-Boakye noted that the Government of Ghana was exploring appropriate options to provide Ghanaians safe, decent and affordable housing.
He reiterated that both countries have deepened bilateral relations under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Ivorian counterpart, President Alassane Ouattara, resulting in increased cooperation in the Agriculture, Maritime and Energy sectors.
“Our cooperation in the cocoa sector has resulted in the agreement of a common base price for our cocoa to cushion farmers in both countries,” Mr Asenso-Boakye said.
He added that both countries needed to take advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) to increase their industrialisation drive.
On his part, Mr Bruno Nabagné Koné expressed the hope that both countries would capitalise on the close diplomatic ties to pass ideas and best practices in the housing and construction industry.
As part of the visit, the team toured various affordable housing projects in Ivory Coast.
The Minister was in the company of officials of the Ministry of Works and Housing and the State Housing Company.
Musah Zakaria, ISD