The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lady R. Real Estate Services Ltd, Regina Christian Koomson, has bewailed the poor maintenance culture of Ghanaians that continue to bedevil the life span of properties in the country,
in an exclusive interview with Real Estate Times Africa, Regina Koomson described the situation major setback in the developmental agenda of the country saying, a change in the mindset of the people and the their appreciation of the fact that landed properties are like any other business venture was key in addressing the problem of poor maintenance culture.
“Property space users should understand that the property is an investment for you and the future and you need to preserve that investment. You need to be able to ensure that you get the optimum yield from that property,” Regina Koomson said.
Expressing worry about the negative impressions this negative sub-culture paints of the country’s image to the outside world, Regina Koomson hastened to add “We are having investors from outside Ghana and expatriates coming to stay here and work here and you want to house them in properties that are falling apart. Is that the legacy Ghana wants to be shown out there,” She quizzed?
She however, encourages landlords and property owners to take maintenance culture seriously because it is the surest way of having their buildings to last long.
Source: Abdul Razak Mohammed(Real Estate Times Africa)