Urbani izziv Volume 22, No. 1, June 2011
University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Political Economy, Sydney, Australia
Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited, Accra, Ghana
Inadequate housing in Ghana
Two themes are evident in housing research in Ghana. One involves the study of how to increase the number of dwellings to correct the overall housing deficit, and the other focuses on how to improve housing for slum dwellers. Between these two extremes, there is relatively little research on why the existing buildings are poorly maintained. This paper is based on a review of existing studies on inadequate housing. It synthesises the evidence on the possible reasons for this neglect, makes a case for better maintenance and analyses possible ways of reversing the problem of inadequate housing.
inadequate housing, building maintenance, Ghana, Africa