The Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has launched the Chartered Institute of Realtors (CIR) at the Africa Trade House in Accra.
In her speech, she thanked the organisers for the initiative primarily seeks to sharpen the skills of real estate developers.
She said the launch serves as a useful additional government effort towards enhancing safe and sound professional real estate practice in Ghana,” she said.
Frema Osei-Opare who was the special guest of honour at the event said President Akufo-Addo is excited about the presence of the Chartered Institute of Realtors (CIR) and its contribution to the socio-economic development of the nation.
She was honest in agreeing to some defects and promised that government would act with a strategy to resolve housing and road construction deficits.
The Chief of Staff said the Institute serves as a useful platform for safe and sound real estate business with an urban population increasing at a rate of 75%.
She named a few government projects to solve the defects including the Marine Drive and 8,000 Affordable Housing Units under construction.
Akosua Frema Osei-Opare welcomed the Chartered Institute of Realtors and called for public/private sector collaboration in the industry.
She assured of government support to fulfil the mission of establishing a professional body of Real Estate operators.
Asenso-Boakye, Minister of Works and Housing, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, Firas Jaber, Chartered Institute Of Realtors and George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in their respective speeches pledged government’s unflinching support for the initiative aimed at taking the real estate space a notch higher.
The event drew dignitaries from the highest office of the land, members of the Diplomatic Corps, other state personalities, and key stakeholders that include real estate developers both local and international, suppliers, construction firms, investors, and major banks within the real estate industry.
The Institute is being established to offer opportunities for sharpening the knowledge, skills, standards, and experiences of practitioners in the real estate industry to meet global standards.
As part of the vision and mission of the launch of the Chartered Institute of Realtors (CIR), the institute will be engaging in a progressive series of seminars and workshops that will see the involvement of seasoned speakers, lecturers, and industry professionals from acclaimed institutions worldwide bringing their knowledge and experience to bear.
The institute intends to, in the foreseeable future, establish itself as a professional body providing education and training courses to its members.