Tech Talk: Nana Kwame Bediako

He’s Also Know As “Chedda”

Let’s go on a virtual journey to “Wonda World”.

While we are here we will be introduced to afrofuturist developer; Nana Kwame Bediako. 

Born in Ghana but educated in the U.K, Nana Kwame is a property developer with a desire to industrialize Africa.

Nana Kwame Bediako initially established Wonda World Estates as a mere side project. Wonda World firm first focused on maximizing the use of land by building two houses on one plot. Nana Kwame lived in one house while the other was being built. Then, he sold the first and moved right nextdoor; into the second one.

The firm initially focused on maximizing land usage by building two houses on one plot.

Today, Wonda World Estates, based in Accra, Ghana, boasts a building output of 200 units every 18 months. It is an unmistakable brand of building architecture and is currently planning to develop 1000 more additional homes for the public sector.

Location, Location, Location!

So what’s Nana’s key to success? Understanding Land Policy.

The phrase ‘Land Policy’ encompasses all policies
that deal with land – agricultural land, forest land, land
for housing, infrastructure etc…. It typically includes
laws and regulations as well as administrative structures and programmes. Land policy generally aims at
shaping a specific type of land governance;this generally
includes arrangements of tenure, access, use, security, management, control, distribution, property and
administration. A land policy is essentially an expression of a government’s perception of the direction to
be taken on major issues related to land. As such,
land policy always implies a political decision of setting
priorities and following specific aims. Hands on the Land

TLDR; Land Policy is the blueprint that lets you know where things can go in a community. So, where schools are located, business can operate, and apartments developed, things of that nature; infrastructure on a macro scale.

So if one knows this:

Then one knows what roads schools can be built on. That individual knows i.e what roads to build a black owned day care. If one knows when a university is expanding enrollment, then a new rental property around the area will be considered a wise investment.

Nana took this concept and put it through a cultural algorithm. Wonda World’s portfolio boasts examples of this equation:

Avenue Lincoln

Avenue Lincoln Osu district, Accra, Ghana; is this developers answer to a community in need of property offering office, residential, and lodging solutions.

Kwarleyz Residence

In the airport residential area, Kwarleyz Residence provides residential property that is ideal for individuals, couples, and families looking to enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle in the heart of the city. It is also perfectly suited for expatriates looking for residence in Ghana.

Petronia City

Petronia City is a proposed 2000-acre city development project that aims to provide the first fully integrated business hub for West Africa’s oil, gas and mining industries.

But how did he get from compounds & single buildings to developing a city?

Mr. Bediako identified a need, was equipped to provide a fitting solution at scale.

During his visit to Harvard Business School, Nana exclaims:

“Africa is trying to have Urbanization before industrialization”

Nana Kwame Bediako

This Pan-Afrofuturist is developing property to increase the number of opportunities middle class citizens will have with the discovery of oil in Takoradi, Ghana. By the way; Petronia City is 8km(~5miles) from Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana; Sekondi-Takoradi is the region’s largest city and an industrial and commercial centre, with a population of 445,205 people.

Strategic; Location, Location, Location!

Down below is an in depth interview discussing topics such as property, voting, politics, business, and religion with Nana Kwame Bediako.

“The mindset of the people, is the government.”

Nana Kwame Bediako

Just remember,

WE TOLD YOU

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