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Submitted by Samuel Fatayah on

The article is quite a thought provoker. Whereas its true that government needs to work hand in hand with private sector developers for provision of low cost housing, my take's thatits the ROLE of any responsible government to provide for the same. This can only work if government buys huge tracks of land,say in the environs of the cities and allocates it to putting up low-cost housing whether by itself,using smart subsidies and using a Public Private Partnership model to attract the private sector. Because lets face it,the price of land is one of the biggest inhibitors to housing construction taking a huge 45-55% of the construction costs.

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