SPEECH BY REV. DR. BRIGHT ADONAI (PhD, MPHIL, CIM) AT THE LAUNCH OF HO EXPO 2022
THEME: POSITIONING THE OXYGEN CITY, HO (O2 CITY) FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM
The Municipal Chief Executive, all Traditional Leaders present, other sponsors present, the Organizing team, the Media, all protocols observed, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you special greetings from Adonai Estate Limited. As an organization, we always seek to foster and promote development in our Region and the country at large. We have demonstrated this in diverse ways through our services and employment opportunities created in our company and its subsidiaries. We are a company that highly esteems supporting our society. In line with this, we have embarked on many CSR projects such as building a Police Station, and a Sports complex, supporting the Takla Football Division 1 FC, sponsoring the Face of Volta pageant, donating a GHC10,000.00 and pledging a plot of land to the Volta MUSIGA amongst others. We even have a donation exercise to the Ayiboboe community tomorrow, Friday, 30th June 2022 at 10:00am prompt. You are welcome to support or join us to execute this worthy cause. We are not only a profit-oriented organization but we seek to significantly impact our community and the region at large.
We, therefore, deem it a great opportunity to partner with the Ho Municipal Assembly to organize this Expo dubbed ‘Positioning the Oxygen City, Ho (O2 City) for Infrastructural Development and Tourism.’ Ladies and gentlemen, it is a matter of public knowledge that the current Assembly, under the leadership of Hon. Divine Richard Komla Bosson has chalked many successes and there seems to be more in store for the Municipality. We were not taken aback when we approached the MCE with our proposal of organizing an Expo with the aim of raking more development to our region through Real Estate investment and he informed us that the Assembly also had similar plans. We, therefore, agreed to partner since the Assembly and organizations within its jurisdiction are meant to be development partners.
This Expo is intended to create land, housing, agribusiness and tourism awareness in the region. It is also purposed to bring development through the exhibition of properties, agribusiness products and tourist sites as well as promote the region as a tourist destination. We would love for the Expo to become an annual program hosted in the Region for that matter the Municipality.
The target participants for the Expo include Real Estate Industry players across the country, tourism and hospitality businesses, Small and Medium Enterprises, Agribusinesses, Agro chemical businesses, and potential business partners both locally and internationally.
In addition to seeking more development in the Region, we currently have the Volta Regional Association of Real Estate Developers (VRARED) of which I am the founder. The vision of this association is to unify the Real Estate industry players to enable us have one voice in the delivery of our core mandate, which is bridging the housing deficit in the Region. I am confident that this association will better position the industry before investors during and after the Expo. I, therefore, encourage all the industry players to join this association to strengthen the industry as well as promote healthy competition. This association also seeks GREDA membership in the Region by having the local association.
Ladies and gentlemen, we believe that the Expo will also provide a forum for us to portray our rich culture. Hence, we crave the indulgence of our traditional leaders to massively support us in the best way they can.
To the media present, I acknowledge you for your past efforts to project the Municipality and the businesses in the Region. This Expo creates an opportunity for you to do more in terms of projecting the efforts of companies and the tourist sites in the Region on a different level. We can do as many as we can as a region but without you projecting it, our efforts will remain with us in the Region and will not be very much appreciated by the national and international community.
We are optimistic that this Expo will promote social, infrastructural and industrial investment in the Region. The Expo is for us and so we must all encourage maximum participation through all possible means and we must project this Expo to the rest of the country and the diaspora.
I look forward to having a great Expo. Long live the MCE, long live the Ho Municipal Assembly, long live the Media in Volta Region, long live the Volta Regional Association of Real Estate Developers (VRARED) and long live Adonai Estate Limited and all companies in the Volta Region. Thank You!
Below are highlights of the launch.