Ministry to introduce Condominium Bill
Ghana News Agency
By Belinda Ayamgha
02 August 2017
Ms Freda Prempeh
The Ministry of Works And Housing says it is working on a Bill to
regulate the buildings sector in Ghana, aimed at ensuring safety.
The Condominium Bill, according to Ms Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister of
Works and Housing, will regulate the construction of high-rise
buildings in the country.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at a signing ceremony
between Rendeavour, developers of Appolonia City and the Ghana Home
Loans at the US Embassy in Accra, she explained that a lot of high-rise
condominiums were being constructed across the city of Accra, which
required regulation by the Ministry.
“We need to put structures in place to ensure that things are done
right, so we are seriously working on the bill and very soon it will go
through the process before it comes back to Parliament.
She added that the Ministry was also working to pass the Real Estate Agency Bill in this seventh Parliament.
The Bill was initiated in the sixth Parliament but did not pass thus
the process had been re-initiated and is expected to be passed in this
“We are also trying to revise the Building Codes and the Rent Act as
well,” she said, adding that the initiatives were to help sanitise the
industry and prevent people from doing whatever they liked.
“If we have all these bills in place to regulate the industry, then I
think we won’t be heading towards any sort of disaster, even though we
can’t control natural disasters”.
Ms Prempeh said while she could not give timelines for the passage of
the Bills, the Ministry expected to pass two Bills and two revisions
made before the mandate of the present government ended in four years.
She said the Rent Control Department dealt with over 20,000 cases every
year but were too under-resourced to effectively deliver on their
mandate, thus a revision of the Act will help equip them to deal with
It will also ensure that tenants and landlords had cordial negotiations
and relations and stressed the need for all parties, including the
media to play their part in supporting implementation of the laws when
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