Ghanaian actor, entrepreneur, and politician, John Dumelo is gearing up for a second attempt at a seat in Ghana’s parliament, and if there’s one thing he intends to champion, it is the issue of rent.
Although Ghana’s Rent Control Department has notified landlords to take up to 6 months rent from tenants, that has not being the case as tenants have had to cough up one or two years rent in advance to secure a accommodation.
This issue has become a big headache to many Ghanaians, especially young people who are just now starting up in life.
In a Twitter Post on January 1, 2024, John Dumelo, who seems to have the plight of these young Ghanaians at heart, has pledged to use his position as a lawmaker, to ensure that landlords take maximum 6months rent as stipulated by law.
“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 tweeted.
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.— Farmer John (@johndumelo) January 1, 2024