Ghanaian actor and politician John Dumelo has revealed his ambitions for becoming a member of parliament.
On January 1st, John Dumelo, who is standing for MP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat, took to Twitter to say he will address the issue of exorbitant rent rates.
Ghanaians, he claims, are only obliged to pay a maximum of six months’ rent for residential premises. However, before leasing a property, many landlords ask a two-year rent advance.
If elected, John Dumelo has promised to address this issue first.
“The first thing I will champion when I become member of parliament is the rent issue. Ghanaians must pay maximum 6 months rent advance for residential properties,” he posted.
The Ghana Rent Control Department has warned landlords not to seek more than six months’ rent in advance from their renters, since this is against the law and might result in prosecution.
In a previous interview, the department’s PRO, Emmanuel Kporsu, stressed that renters can voluntarily pay more than six months’ rent in advance if they desire, but landlords cannot force them to do so.
The comment was made in the backdrop of the country’s housing issues and desire for inexpensive and social housing.
See the post Here