Finding solutions to Ghana’s housing challenges has been given a major boost as six students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have emerged winners of the ‘Business Meets Tech’ competition held at the 2019 Real Estate Club Summit. The 6 who are members of the GHL Bank Real Estate Club and won because of their ideas on housing which were ahead of the others in terms of innovation and cutting edge technology.
The Business Meets Tech competition was launched at the bank’s housing fair last year with the aim of challenging students to brainstorm practical technology ideas to drive growth, innovation and sustainability in the real estate industry.
The winners, Samuel Oppong Asare-Duah Jr., Richard Oppong-Adjei, Kelvin Odei Ana-Asare, Afua Ampofowaa Ennin, Divine Anyidoho, and Valerie Oppong clinched the top spot for their outstanding ideas which incorporated key principles of ‘smart housing’.
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There were students from other schools including the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ashesi University, University of Professional Studies and representatives from Lancaster University, who will have their campus Real Estate Club officially inaugurated later this year. Each representative from the member institutions spoke on the clubs’ achievements on campus for 2018 and laid out their activities for the year ahead.
Summit activities included a trip to Bijou Homes at Appolonia City, participation in the bank’s annual Developer’s Seminar and an interactive session on land and property acquisition.
The GHL Bank Real Estate Club was established in October 2010 to increase awareness of career and investment opportunities in the real estate industry for young individuals.
Over the years students have engaged in forums, presentations, property exhibitions, internship programmes and networking opportunities with high ranking professionals within the industry. Some members of the club have gone on to become full-time permanent staff of the bank.