National Tenants’ Union of Ghana Demands Transparency in Rental Assistance Scheme

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The National Tenants’ Union of Ghana has issued a call for the immediate release of names of beneficiaries under the National Rental Assistance Scheme (NRAS), sorted by regions and communities. This demand follows claims by the former Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye, that 1,492 citizens have benefitted from GH 19 million disbursed through the NRAS.

The NRAS, which was inaugurated on January 31, 2023, by the Ministry of Works and Housing, was designed to mitigate the challenges associated with rent advance payments in Ghana. Despite its noble intentions, the National Tenants’ Union has voiced concerns over the lack of detailed information on the beneficiaries in the report presented to the House.

The Union believes that publishing the names will foster transparency, allowing stakeholders to assess and contribute to refining the policy for greater effectiveness and impact. Moreover, the Union has called on the Ministry of Housing to engage stakeholders and temporarily halt the NRAS to conduct a thorough review aimed at rectifying any issues that may impede the scheme’s success.

Highlighted concerns include the steep 24% interest rate on the rent loan, the non-refundable loan processing fee of GHC 100.00, and questions regarding the duration of rent advance payments made to beneficiaries. The Union’s stance underscores the need for clarity and accountability in the implementation of government assistance programs.

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