AICC hosts 2019 Ghana Property Awards

The
Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Friday November 29, 2019 hosted industry players in Ghana’s
real estate, property and construction sector for the 12th edition
of the Ghana Property Awards.

The
annual event organized by the Property Express Group Limited in collaboration
with the Ministry of Works and Housing seeks to celebrate industry
players for their outstanding contribution to the sector.

The
2019 edition of the annual Ghana Property Awards was a glittering ceremony
under the theme, “Strengthening the Bedrock of Ghana through Green
Development”.

The
event chaired by the President for GREDA who doubles as the CEO of PS Global
Limited, Mr. Patrick Ebo Bonful welcomed CEOs and management of real estate
companies, financial institutions, construction companies and individuals.

Speaking
at the event, he charged all and sundry to have a total change in our
socioeconomic lifestyles and also rely on locally produced building materials
which have proven to be more durable.

“There should be a total change in our socioeconomic lifestyles if we are to make any in-roads in the area of GD (Green Development),” he urged.

Mr.
Bonful also mentioned that GREDA has submitted a proposal to the Government of
Ghana to spearhead the provision of mass affordable housing in the country. He
urged that many households should be encouraged to use solar energy and
reducing taxes of imported solar systems can do this.

Meanwhile,
Irene Agyenkwa, the Director of Ghana Property Awards pointed out that
Sustainability is key in the Real Estate Industry and the solution to the thin
line between green development and profitability lies in between with a focus
on green solutions, effectiveness, quality, durability and pricing.

 She further stated that the Ghana Property
Awards made a proposal that individuals and real estate developers should be
given the permission to trade the excess solar energy they own.

 “Solar energy should not be just seen as a means of saving money on energy bills, but with the right framework, it can generate, store and trade energy, saving and earning income, for home owners and investors alike” she added.

Representative
of the special guest of honor, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, the Minister of Works
and Housing encouraged the real estate industry to do more through the use of
clay, wood and local building materials in order to reduce cost.

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