RevealedTruth Properties is set to commence the Diaspora City project to offer green climate standard homes away from the usual pollution in the cities and its accompanying noises.
Over the past years, successive governments have designed housing projects to help address the age-old problem of Ghana’s housing deficit. Ghanaians have witnessed a lot of housing projects in the name of affordable housing; but most often, these initiatives are not actualised and they end up being stalled in the process.
It is against this background that an indigenous Ghanaian company is introducing Diaspora City, sited on a 300-acre land. It is a well-planned modern-designed community to provide a green environment, secure natural environment, renewable and sustainable energy and comfortable homeownership for anyone who desires to live in Ghana or own a home in Ghana from the Diaspora.
The ultra-modern green urban city is expected to avail its residents with world-class infrastructure, a serene environment, and on-site high spec amenities.
Located in Apirede Akwapim in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the Diaspora City development provides a lot of amenities including educational centres, a medical centre, shopping mall, transportation and shuttle services.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of RevealedTruth Properties, Bridgette Opoku Sarkodie, the designated area for the project is embedded in Apirede – a town in the Akwapim range that boasts natural mountains covered with thick greenery. “What makes its location prime is its proximity to Koforidua, Somanya and Aburi – all within the range of an about-one-hour drive from the Kotoka International Airport.”
Touching on how the project came into reality, she said they saw an opportunity and a gap to fill when it came to housing for people who live and work abroad and want to come back and settle or need a home here
“Now there is a cry for a green environment, and we have realised that when you live in such an environment it naturally prolongs your life; diseases go down and it generally ensures a better quality of life, and so we decided to explore. We decided to build for those coming from the diaspora so they can have a better natural environment when it comes to the weather; and also put in place that kind of community and neighbourhood setting, since those abroad always live together in communities.”
Touching on Ghana’s housing problems, she lamented that though a lot of housing projects have come and gone, nothing has come out of such initiatives.
“From the records, we know that Ghana’s housing deficit stands at two million units; and it is because not much has been done. Most of what has been done in the past four years has been the affordable housing; all the years for over 20 years its been affordable housing; however, most of them have not actualised as such. Now when you don’t have enough housing units for your natives or nationals to sleep in, how do you invite people from the diaspora to come and settle here?
“Most of them, when they are coming back, want something comparable to what they have over there – or even better when it comes to the environment or facilities. These people expect a certain kind of lifestyle, weather-wise or even the facilities they use. You don’t see lights going off abroad; you don’t see any water problems there. So if they come here and you put them in an environment like that, it becomes difficult for them to stay. Most of the homes that we have here should meet standards that you can probably get inEurope or the USA,” she said.
She said with the Diaspora City project, the ultra-modern green urban city with world-class infrastructure, serene environment and on-site high spec amenities will address these challenges diaspora returnees face when they resettle in Ghana.