Prince Armah: Deputy housing minister leads crucial retreat on new rent act




The deputy minister for works and housing, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah, has spearheaded a crucial retreat, aiming to advance the enactment of a new rent act in Ghana.


The Koforidua event gathered key officials from the Ministry of Works and Housing, Attorney General’s Department, Rent Control Department, and the Public Service Commission, among others.


Organised in response to a request from the Parliamentary Select Committee on Works and Housing through the Attorney General’s Department, the retreat focused on reviewing selected clauses of the Rent Bill, 2022.


In his opening remarks, Dr. Hamid Armah, who also serves as the Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim, emphasised the necessity of a new regulatory framework for Ghana’s rental housing sector.


“Issues related to rent are widespread and quite despairing, particularly affecting the vulnerable,” he stated. “As a Member of Parliament, I encounter such matters daily in my constituency. It is imperative that we all put in our best efforts to address these challenges.”


The Ministry’s collaborative approach, incorporating comments and inputs from various stakeholders, underscores its commitment to crafting a comprehensive and effective Rent Act. The new legislation aims to address pressing issues in the rental housing market, offering much-needed relief to tenants and landlords alike.


The successful conclusion of the retreat marks a significant step toward addressing Parliament’s concerns and bringing the Rent Bill, 2022, closer to becoming law. This new bill, when passed, is expected to bring about significant improvements in the regulation of rental housing in Ghana, safeguarding the rights and interests of all parties involved.

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