Africa Real Estate Conference and Expo

2022 Africa Real Estate Conference & Expo launched in Accra

A Six Day Africa Real Estate Conference and Expo (ARCE) have been launched in Accra with a call on Estate Developers in Ghana and across the African continent to fully participate in the conference that sought to unveil specialists in the infrastructure sector.  The Conference and exhibition event is being hosted and organized by Ghana Real Estate Professional Association (GREPA) with...

Artificial Grass

British campaigners call for a tax on artificial grass

Campaigners are petitioning the government to introduce a tax on artificial lawns "in order to act as a deterrent and encourage land owners towards less damaging and more sustainable options". One of the campaigners calling for the tax, Charlotte Howard, says plastic grass 'kills anything in the soil beneath. In a statement, a government spokesperson said "there are no current plans to introduce a...

Income Tax Bill

Ghanaian Parliament passes amended income tax bill

Ghana's Parliament has passed the Income Tax (Amended) Bill, 2022 to amend the Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) to extend the exemption from tax of gains on the realization of shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange for five years. Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament moved for the adoption of the Income Tax (Amended) Bill, 2022, and was seconded by Dr. Cassiel Ato...

Brainsfield Limited

Brainsfield Limited sets up a land litigation clinic

Landed property is a very essential asset to nations, businesses, and individuals. It is a cherished asset for top-notch investors in the world to feel safe to keep their funds. Nonetheless, owning land has always come with its challenges. From time immemorial, conflicts from land litigation have seen people murdered, families are torn apart, land guards’ brutalities, siblings fighting and companies...

Cardinal Namdini Resettlement Project

Lands Minister Commissions Modernized Cardinal Namdini Resettlement Project

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor (MP) on Friday, August 5, 2022, commissioned a modernized community fitted with first-class roads, health, education, and religious infrastructure for residents of New Biung and New Accra in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.  The eco-friendly and well-laid-out community which was constructed by the mining firm...

National Planning Committee

Lands Minister inaugurates National Planning Committee for Green Street Project

Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor (MP), the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources has inaugurated a committee to oversee the planning and implementation of the Green Street Project which is set to commence immediately.  At a brief ceremony held at the Ministry’s Conference Room on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, the Lands Minister tasked the members of the committee to act virtuously in helping the...

Compund House

How City Life Transformed Ghana’s Compound Houses

For decades, when people built themselves new homes in Ghana’s capital, Accra, you could be pretty sure it would be a compound house. These mini-complexes of houses — grouped around shaded courtyards set back from the street — were the building blocks of modern Accra, bringing together extended families that had migrated from the countryside. The compound offered close kinship...

Digital Transformation

Global Real Estate Sector Lags on Digital Transformation

A new report reveals resistance to change and lack of resources are holding back real estate firms on digital transformation. The study involved more than 175 innovation leads in big real estate organizations at locations worldwide, including British Land, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, and Buro Happold. Authored by Swedish PropTech academic Olli Vigren, the report explains why the sector has fallen...

16th Africa International Housing Conference And Exhibition kicks off

The long-anticipated 16th Africa International Housing Show (AIHS), which is Africa’s largest construction and Exhibition event, kicked off on Monday. Over 15, 000 participants from Nigeria and beyond are expected to grace the annual event. About 450 companies will be at the conference to exhibit. Roughly 15 of them are foreign companies with great reputations, who have made and are still making a...

Nigeria Building Collapse

The sad reality of Nigerian building collapses as a result of substandard building materials

The spates of building collapse in Nigeria have over time assumed a very worrisome state as many lives have been lost and huge properties/investments wasted. The incessant building collapse in Nigeria is posing serious challenges to all citizens, including those in the built environment, governments, consultants, landlords, and users of the building. Several factors have been traced to be the...

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