Business News of Sunday, 1 February 2015
Marketing Director of Lakeside Estate Company Limited, Lawrence Desuzah has tasked government to ensure that the national housing policy which is currently before cabinet compels real estate developers to set up recreational centers for clients.
According to him, the law should ensure that the recreational parks are created before the housing projects take off, to help families.
He said every land permit includes the establishment of recreational centers but unfortunately, developers in the country ignore that directive and build houses instead.
The national housing policy is expected to focus on six thematic areas -: a national housing vision to deal with the current 1.5 million housing deficit challenge confronting the country, land for housing, housing financing, housing design and construction, institutional reforms and a housing governance.
The policy which will regulate the real estate industry, would also ensure that housing is designed and built to sustainable building principles leading to the creation of green communities and that all stakeholders, along with local communities, would make an input into decisions on housing development and location.
In an interview with Adom News during the Launch of the 5th edition of Lakeside Marina Park independent family fun far in Accra, the Marketing Director of Lakeside Estate said without the policy, the players in the industry will continue to flout the rules that will make the industry the best force to reckon with in the economic sector of the country.
The Marina Park family fun run is an annual event organized by the company to encourage healthy living among Ghanaians from all walks of life.