Two firms partner to build 20,000 housing units

BY: Kester Aburam Korankye
Bright Semanu Attah, CEO of Modello City Homes, and Mr Thomas Dagbo, Group CEO of Dagbo Ltd.

A local estate development firm, Modello Properties Limited, has begun a partnership with an investment company based in the United States of America (USA), Dagbo Limited Incorporated, to construct some 20,000 housing units across the country.

The project, which will commence in August this year, is expected to be completed within the next 10 years.

It will involve the construction of affordable housing units in Oyarifa, Prampram and Amasaman.

The first phase of the project, which will deliver 760 housing units, includes two-unit storey apartments, four and five luxury bedrooms, and will begin in August this year, and completed within two years.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Modello Properties Ghana Limited, Mr Bright Semanu Attah, in an interview, said the project was to help address the growing housing deficit in the country.

“The objective of the project is to provide quality and affordable decent housing for low, middle and huge income earners,” he said.

Lands acquired

Mr Attah explained that the two companies had already acquired huge tracts of land at Amasaman, Oyarifa and Prampram for the project.

“The project will involve the construction of luxury homes (Royal Grace), Prestige standard and two-bedroom apartments with amenities such as a recreational centre, club house, tennis court and basket ball pitch, shopping mall, health centre, pre-school with 24-hour security,” he said.

Mr Attah also indicated that Modello City Homes would have ultra modern water and drainage systems to provide reliable potable water supply and prevent flooding in those communities.

Technology transfer

The project, he said, would help transfer American building expertise and technology to the country.

Mr Attah explained that the company had developed a unique payment system where buyers could pay upfront and occupy the homes or buy the property and live and pay in instalments over a period of 15 years.

He said the housing units had been priced in an affordable way to enable people from all the income brackets to own a house.

After completing the housing units in the Greater Accra Region, the CEO said the company intended to extend their operations to Ho, Kumasi and Takoradi.

“In the future, Modello Properties Limited and Dagbo Limited Incorporated plan to venture into low cost (affordable) housing to provide housing units for low-income earners.”

The CEO of Dagbo Limited Inc, Mr Dagbo Thomas, said a partnership deal had been sealed with Civil Engineering Expert Limited and CREDEF Finance Company to execute the project.

He said the project would help attract capital to the country, create employment and help address the housing deficit in the country.