The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye has assured of the government’s active collaboration with the private sector to construct low-cost housing for Ghanaians.
The Minister made this known when he paid a working visit to Nelson Boateng and his team at Nelplast Ghana Limited, processors of plastic waste materials, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
The products produced by Nelplast Ghana Limited are made up of plastic waste materials and sand.
The products are the first of their kind in the country and contain over 70% of local building materials.
“This falls in line with our policy to prioritize the use of local building materials in the provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing for Ghanaians, especially for low and medium-income earners”, Mr. Asenso-Boakye said.
He emphasized that government will actively collaborate with the manufacturer and other private sector partners by providing the needed support and an enabling environment for mass production.
“I find this initiative highly commendable, especially in the wake of recent hikes in prices of imported building materials”, he added.
The Minister added that, while this initiative will largely help in providing jobs for more Ghanaians, it will also address issues of poor disposal of plastic waste in the country.
Managing Director for Nelplast Ghana, Nelson Boateng expressed his appreciation for the Minister’s visit and added that with support from the Ministry, Nelplast can provide more of such products.