The Nii Arde Nkpa family of Plerno-James Town has cut the sod for the construction of a GH¢1.8 million ultra-modern, three-story edifice which will serve as their family house, among other things.
The fully-furnished 24-bedroom apartment facility which will be constructed at Plerno-James Town, will also host offices and conference facilities for the family.
The family explained that the project is aimed at bridging the housing and space deficit the family usually encounters.
Addressing the sod-cutting ceremony, the Head of the Nii Arde Nkpa Family, Daniel Nii Arde Tagoe said: “the Nii Arde Nkpa family, allodia owners of Kokrobite, Langma and Tuba lands in Accra saw the need to put up the edifice to serve many other purposes besides providing accommodation as a family house.”
He said the facility will be a permanent residence for the Chief and the Head of the family.
Nii Arde Tagoe also averred that, “family members and residents residing abroad will no longer be faced with the challenge of accommodation as the project seeks to address these needs.”
He urged the youth of James Town to be circumspect in all their actions in order to sustain the family name and maintain the respect it has gained over the years. He also admonished them to lead exemplary lives worthy of emulation, whilst urging parents to invest in the education of their wards.
“We should make it a point to send our children to school to the highest levels since that is the only perfect gift and legacy we can leave for our children,” he said.
According to him, the facility which will also serve as an office which will afford the youth and people of James Town the opportunity to walk in with their concerns for solutions.