The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has held a ground breaking and soc-cutting ceremony to commence the construction of an office complex, which will be used as the National Secretariat for the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Accra.
The building complex seeks to move the chamber from rented appartments for its National Secretariat to its own building which will deepen business linkage between local and international investors.
Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso I, President of the GNCCI, expressed excitement at the event, saying the Chamber had been looking forward to it for a long time, stating that, “since its establishment, the Chamber has rented office appartments for its National Secretariat and regional offices at a high cost coupled with the attendant maintenance issue. It has also been constrained in providing office space to support its members and business start-ups.
This building complex seeks to achieve the aforementioned issues and in particular deepen business linkage between local and international investors.”
The storey-building project with provisions for future expansion, was estimated at a cost of US$3.2 million and has a surface or ground floor which has a reception, lift and staircase areas occupying an area of 66 square metres and a 34-car parking capacity.
Its first floor will also host the conference rooms occupying about 625 square metres while the second floor will have the GNCCI offices occupying about 603 square metres and finally have an accessible roof floor for corporate events, a restaurant and a gym all occupying about 603 square metres.
The completion of the building is expected to also help the Chamber to better support its members and start-ups.
According to the President of the Chamber Yawson and Lombardi LLC, has been contracted as the engineers to spearhead the project and ensure its timely completion while the design was done by A + H Architects.