Millionaire real estate developer, Nana Kwame Bediako has offered his luxury Oxford street edifice in support of Ghana’s fight against the coronavirus contagion.
The entrepreneur has said that his five-star serviced apartment complex would be released to government for use as an isolation centre for medical personnel and victims if the pandemic continues to surge and the need for additional facilities arise.
“We are hoping that the disease does not affect more people in Ghana. But should the need arise, we are preparing to work with government and health organizations to utilize No 1 Oxford Street Hotel and Suites as a centre to house victims and/or medical personnel,” he announced.
The Ghanaian magnate popularly called Cheddar said, he is giving away the multi-million dollar property to support efforts being made by the government and people of Ghana at controlling the spread of the virus.
“We invested over $50 million to complete No 1 Oxford Street which recently opened in January but I am moved to offer the property to be used for good, to help my people during this critical time,” Mr Bediako said.
Ahead of the lockdown on Sunday, Mr Bediako and his team distributed food, drinking water and other essential items to over one thousand families in four of Accra’s poorest neighbourhoods.
He said during the donation that, “the pandemic is having a devastating impact on communities” and that “people are becoming more fearful by the day especially the low wage earners, street hawkers, waiters, and others who have no one to turn to for help to feed their families during this 14-day lockdown.”
The self-made millionaire said he wanted the people to know that no matter the struggle, there are neighbours like him who’ve got their back during the hard times.
“As much as they need food and water, they also need hope. Through my efforts, I wanted to let them know that they are not forgotten. That no matter what happens, there are people like me, from their own community who care and will always be there for them and that help does not have to always come from outside.”
He called on all rich and famous Ghanaians to support the vulnerable and have-nots in this time of need.
Nana Kwame Bediako founded and now heads the Kwarleyz Group which runs real estate outfits — Wonda World Estates, Petronia City Development, Belfast City & Property Management and New Africa Construction. He also owns businesses and properties in many parts of the world and operates the New Africa Philanthropic Foundation.