BG International (BGI), the first U.S. based development firm to open an office in Ghana, has donated $10,000 towards a street-lighting project at Gbawe, a suburb of Accra.
The donation was made at a grand durbar at Gbawe during the recent celebration of the Homowo festival by the Gbawe family.
A speech read by Irwin Barkan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BGI, on behalf of Daniel Rose, a Development Chief of Gbawe under the stool name Nii Kwatei Aku 1, stated that the donation was to restart the street-lighting project which began some years ago but was never completed.
Mr Rose assured the people that he would provide additional funding ‘until all the 130 light poles are shining bright at night on the 14 streets and roadways’ that have been identified.
He noted that this would ‘bring much happiness and joy to the 220,000 people of Gbawe and a sense of safety and security on the streets of Mallam.’
Mr Rose added that on completion of the street-lighting project, he and his team would look at other projects including the Community/Business Center project that would serve the people of Mallam with educational, vocational and technical facilities and attract investors and businesses into the community.
The Street Lights Project is jointly sponsored by the Helping Africa Foundation (HAF) founded by Daniel Rose and BG International of which Mr Rose serves as Chairman.
This donation is a community service initiative being undertaken by BGI, real estate developers, which is in the process of developing a mall at the Mallam junction in Accra.
The mall will bring an assortment of leading North American, European and African brands to Accra and will also contain a state-of-the-art dining and entertainment complex.
Earlier in the year, BGI and Safe Water Network inaugurated water projects in the village of Yaw Kwei in the Asante Akyem South District of the Eastern region.
BGI, with offices in New York City, is the first U.S. based development firm to open an office in Ghana and is currently developing projects throughout Ghana and Nigeria.
The principals of BGI have developed hundreds of commercial projects throughout the world and are led by its Chairman, Daniel Rose, its CEO, Irwin Barkan and its President, Morley Gordon.
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