SuCasa Properties to create 2,000 jobs

 SuCasa Properties, a leading real estate company in Ghana, is positioning itself to create at least 2,000 jobs for Ghanaian youth to support efforts to reduce unemployment in the country.

To this end, the company has held a conference to train hun­dreds of Ghanaian youths on opportunities in the real estate value chain, while offering them the prospect to be employed as salespersons with Sucasa.

SuCasa Properties also aims at bridging the housing deficit of about two million housing units in Ghana with its mod­ern townhouses of two, three and four-bedroom units, which ranges from US$40,000 to US$80,000.

The affordable housing projects are at East Legon Hills, Ayi Mensah, Pokuase, and Ap­polonia, with plans to extend the property offerings to Kumasi and Takoradi.

Speaking at the event, CEO of SuCasa Properties, Michael O’Grantson-Agyapong, said the conference was to make known the many opportunities in the real estate value chain and help the Ghanaian youth tap into them.

He said, “This is a job creation opportunity that we are giving to the youth and through this scheme we’re looking forward to creating about 2,000 jobs per a year for the energetic and readily available youth who want to take advantage of the system.”

He said with right regulatory framework and Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the real estate sector would be a “game chang­er” in the Ghanaian economy.

The sector contributed 2.9 per cent to Gross Domestic Prod­uct (GDP) in 2020, translating into GH¢11 billion (US$1.9 bn), with a labour force of more than 320,000 people.

Figures from the Ghana Sta­tistical Service (GSS) showed that the performance of the sector to GDP stood at 10.5 per cent of the overall performance of the real GDP growth for the period of 2021 ending.

Mr Samuel Amegayibor, Executive Secretary, Ghana Real Estate Developers’ Association (GREDA), lauded the initiative of SuCasa, which he said would complement various efforts to reduce unemployment in Ghana.

He said, “The real estate in­dustry is so big that apart from the clerical and professional ser­vices in the built environment, there is marketing and other opportunities in the value chain, which the youth must open their eyes to”.

Mr Louis Yaw Afful, Group Executive Director, African Continental Free Trade Area Policy Network (APN), also urged the youth to build their abilities in the real estate value chain, which he noted would create sustainable income earn­ing opportunities for them.

He called on other sectors of the economy to use conferences that provided the platform to connect skills and capabilities of the youth to opportunities, noting that it would drastically reduce unemployment in Ghana.

He said, “There are so many sectors in the economy and if all of them should use this conference approach and invite the youth, we’ll be able to harmonise their skills and they will pitch very well, and we’ll see unemployment declining”.


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