THE PRESIDENT and Chairman of M&C Group Global, Mr. Michael Bartlett-Vabdderpuye, has stated that his outfit has the capacity to build affordable housing units for Ghanaians.
The celebrated business mogul pointed out that his company which is in the real business space for the past fifteen (15) years is ever ready and committed to help the government of Ghana in the full implementation of housing programmes to bridge the country's housing deficit and challenges.
Describing the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) data on housing that puts the national housing deficit at 1.8 million, a 33 per cent reduction from the previous 2.8 million, as great news, Mr. Bartlett-Vabdderpuye said his company was focused on ensuring that the old-age problem was effectively resolved.
Mr. Bartlett-Vabdderpuye emphasised that his outfit will be able to execute the project at a lower cost to the state when offered the opportunity.
"We have a team that can put up these houses at an affordable cost. When it comes to building, I know one of the most expensive aspects is labour. We have a backlog of qualified experts in the construction field who can take up any task you give to us.
”We are ready to take up these works when given the chance,” he averred.
He revealed that his outfit had already approached the government of Ghana through the Minister of Works and Housing for his company to be considered to build affordable housing units for the government.
"We have even pleaded with the government of Ghana to give us the opportunity to build affordable houses in gold mined reclaimable areas.
"We have realised that because of the mercury and other dangerous chemicals used by the miners to mine on the lands, after the reclamation of the lands and these lands are given back to the original land owners, the people are unable to use the lands for farming activities.”
But the challenges of getting such a contract from the government is very huge, he lamented.
in this sense, he pointed out that it was high time the private successful business personalities or leaders endeavoured to support the central government to develop the country.
"And the government has to explore measures to also help the private sector business leaders by way of providing a conducive environment for them to develop.
Mr. Bartlett-Vanderpuye, a 41-year-old entrepreneur, who has been in business for the past fifteen (15) years, made the foregoing call while speaking in an interview with Soireenews.com after he was crowned Ghana Most Respected Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) 2022 award.
The event was the 5th Ghana Industry CEO Awards held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.
The celebrated young businessman was crowned Ghana’s Most Respected CEO in the first category.
Mr. Michael Bartlett-Vanderpuye, an astute businessman, strives hard and believes that any achievement in life is based on hard work and in competing with oneself before competing with others.
From opening a small business in a corner room to having a billion-dollar venture, his is a story that has been an inspiration to many especially young entrepreneurs.
M&C Logistics And Trading is a Member of M&C Group (Global), an Investment Holding Company licensed by The Minerals Commission to Purchase and Export Gold, established strategic working relationships in Dubai, the United States of America, China, Nigeria and South Africa and Cameroon.
M&C Group (Global) has over (ten) 10 member-companies forming the group and they include;, M&C Trading & Logistics, M&C Properties, M&C Gold and Precious Metals Refinery, MNCSB Trading DMCC, Eners Precious Metals LLC, M&C Management Consult and M&C Energy.
Our Clients and Strategic Partners reflect our global nature but the group is wholly Ghanaian-owned. We serve a broad mix of Private, Public and Social-Sector Organizations in the above-mentioned establishments.
Mr. Bartlett-Vanderpuye stated that it was important for people in this country to practise entrepreneurship which would help create new job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youth to accelerate economic growth and development.
"I have been saying always that when it comes to entrepreneurship, l believe that every individual has elements of entrepreneurship but it depends when he/she decides to tap into it.”
"Let us imagine, some people may say that, l wasn't born to be an entrepreneur but you can work in public service for so many years, sixty (60) years after you go on retirement. Then you start doing private consultancy, what is it, it is pure entrepreneurship you have started.
"So someone who started entrepreneurship when he was twenty (20) years of age, and you started entrepreneurship at the age of 60 years, the person who started at the age of 20 years has more experience than you. So it depends when you start it.
"And an entrepreneur don't look for excuses; entrepreneur looks for good solutions in the mess of business crisis," he advised.
He disclosed that he has over 60 workforce in Ghana, adding that his company has a total of 2000 workforce in three continental countries for where he is currently operating his businesses.
He disclosed that for the past five years, he has been operating a business in Dubai, adding that he also has offices in Hong Kong, China, South Africa, United States of America (USA), saying that there were plans under way to open an ultra-modern office in Switzerland.