The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that all was set for the commencement of the construction of the first phase of a 600-Bed Kayayei Hostel facility for head porters popularly known as ‘kayayei’ at Agbogloshie in Accra.
Mr Ofori-Atta explained that the move was aimed at providing accommodation and skills training for the women.
On the floor of Parliament while he was presenting the 2020 budget statement in November 13, Mr Ofori-Atta said: “Mr. Speaker I am happy to announce that preparations are now complete and the construction of the first 600-bed kayayei hostel will commence in Agbogbloshie next month to provide accommodation and skills training to these vulnerable young women.”
According to him, the move was in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by President Akufo-Addo before the 2016 General elections.