Mahama’s Pledge: Affordable Housing Scheme for Teachers if Elected into Power
John Dramani Mahama, the Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has reiterated his commitment to supporting housing schemes for teachers if elected into power. His primary goal is to ensure that teachers have access to proper accommodation upon retirement.
During a recent Town Hall meeting at Nsawura in the Akontombra Constituency of the Western North Region, Mahama emphasized that his administration would collaborate with teacher associations to facilitate the construction of housing schemes for their members. He acknowledged that some associations already have existing housing schemes and expressed his intention to work with them.
Mahama explained that under the proposed arrangement, teachers with twenty years remaining until retirement could participate by having a portion of their salaries deducted. This deduction would contribute to the construction of a two-bedroom apartment at a location of their choice.
In addition to teachers, other professions with similar housing schemes would also receive support from the NDC-led government.
Responding to the demand for affordable housing, Mahama assured the audience that the NDC’s manifesto for the 2024 elections would include an affordable housing scheme. He emphasized that the pricing of these housing units would be in Ghanaian cedis, ensuring affordability for all citizens, as opposed to being denominated in dollars.
Furthermore, Mahama elaborated on the 24-hour economy policy, which he believes will be a transformative force for the country. He highlighted it as a game-changer that would bring significant economic benefits to Ghana.
Mahama’s commitment to supporting housing schemes for teachers and proposing an affordable housing scheme in the NDC’s manifesto demonstrates his dedication to addressing the accommodation needs of Ghanaian citizens and improving their overall well-being.