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Why Rent is Cheaper at the North than South of Ghana

Wa-Sombo in Upper West Region

Most visitors of the Upper Part of Ghana have expressed surprise with what they have learnt or have seen within their visit or stay in the Regions within the north. Some Students of UDS and Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University are not an exception.

In Northern Region, one can pay his or her room rent annually without stress, landlords do not charge rent monthly and as a result, several people have moved to Northern Region lately to settle based on how affordable housing is, others have also taken transfer from regions charging hefty sums of money for rent. In Tamale and other parts of it, one can rent a simple room for at least Ghc500 for a year, you don't pay for two years or three years in advance like other parts of the South. One can pay nit less Ghc2, 600 for a room in Techiman, Sunyani and Kumasi residential areas for a room as two years rent whilst in the north it can be split into three for part of it to be used for business by the tenant, one can use Ghc600 to pay for rent in the North whilst they use the Ghc2, 000 for Business.

Wa-Nakore Road in Upper West Region

In Upper West Region and Savannah Region, one can pay your rent for a year subjected to renewal annually, rent isn't payed in bulk per every two or three years there, one can get a comfortable room in Wa for Ghc600 and its not compulsory to pay two years.

Also houses within Upper West and other parts of the North including Upper East and North East Region are built with cement blocks unlike the unusual perception that people in the North live on trees. Most houses in the North have separate Electricity Meters, which means that you don't have to give money to landlord to buy electricity for the house which may end up bringing misunderstanding between groups of people staying together.

Wa, Upper West Region.

To add to that, most houses have pipes and boreholes drilled to support in making water readily available. Construction Technology is fast growing in Upper West Region and as a result its much affordable to build in North of Ghana than in South.

Talking about Vehicle Maintenance and other issues, Upper West has the most Number of Engineers in the North, The last regional domestic statistic released showed that Upper West Region has 265 Mechanical Engineers with 126 Specializing in Motorbike Mechanical Engineering.

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Ghana Hilla Limann Kumasi Upper Part Upper West Region


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