Deputy minister announces groundbreaking conference on housing and hydrology



The deputy minister for works and housing Prince Hamid Armah has convened key stakeholders to discuss the upcoming Built Environment National Conference on Housing and Hydrology (BENCHH 2024).

This significant three-day event is set for July 2nd to 4th, 2024, at the Labadi Beach Hotel.

During these meetings, Armah briefed participants on the conference’s objectives, emphasising the Ministry’s commitment to using BENCHH 2024 as a platform for identifying practical solutions to critical hydrology and housing challenges. The event aims to foster sustainable and resilient development within Ghana’s built environment sector. “Access to decent housing is not just a matter of policy but a basic element of human dignity which must be inviolable as enshrined in Article 15 of our national constitution,” Armah stated.

The conference, themed “Enhancing Collaboration to Tackle Ghana’s Housing and Hydrology Challenges,” will bring together researchers, practitioners, financiers, material developers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Through moderated panels and collaborative sessions, attendees will explore innovative approaches to industry challenges and develop actionable recommendations to inform policymaking. Stakeholders will also have opportunities to showcase their expertise, connect with potential customers, and engage with other industry players, offering significant benefits such as brand visibility and strategic relationship building.

Armah, who is also the Chairman of the BENCHH Planning Committee, highlighted pressing issues regarding access to decent housing, the housing deficit, and the high costs driven by demand and supply dynamics. He stressed the need for urgent attention to these issues, reminding stakeholders of their constitutional mandate to preserve human dignity. “Our discussions here are crucial for addressing this important socio-economic issue,” he emphasized.

The Deputy Minister assured attendees that the aim of BENCHH 2024 is not merely to engage in dialogue but to take concrete actions, focusing on creating conditions that address barriers to policy progress. The outcomes are expected to result in actionable resolutions, potentially leading to amendments and the creation of new policy directions.

With BENCHH 2024 poised to be a pivotal event in Ghana’s built environment sector, the engagement of stakeholders is vital for achieving its goals. The conference is set to drive sustainable development and resilience, ensuring the sector can meet present and future challenges.

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