Ghana Property Mall

Ghana Property Mall:

"MOLADI HOUSING TECHNOLOGY, THE WAY FORWARD"

A dreamer dreamt…of an automated home production line…of a home – building process without the subjective elements that comes with involving divers artisans – masons, plumbers, electricians, carpentars, etc…of a house construction process that can be arranged or put together more or less like a lego…of eliminating the non – standardization in the home - building process that leads to cost differentials, high building fees and shoddy work…of a mass production building model that ‘manufactures’ several homogenous housing units ‘at once’ without sacrificing quality not unlike a car manufacturing plant.The dream became a reality in the form of the Moladi housing technology. The model was developed by South African Henni Botes and is present in several countries. Moladi Ghana, as the franchise is known in Ghana is jointly owned by Moladi and Margins Real Estate Group. Speaking to us at the site of the model moladi house located on the premises of the Margins Showroom, Mr Moses Baiden, CEO of Moladi Ghana said the period between assembling the plastic moulds and construction of the house to the current level (seen above) was just 13 days. He added that 6th March, which was the date on which the project was started, was significant since ‘moladi’ means ‘birth’ in Swahili. Further expanding on the technology, Mr Baiden said it takes about a month to prepare the foundation, then a further one week to put together the rest of the house. A dreamer dreamt…of an automated home production line…of a home – building process without the subjective elements that comes with involving divers artisans – masons, plumbers, electricians, carpentars, etc…of a house construction process that can be arranged or put together more or less like a lego…of eliminating the non – standardization in the home - building process that leads to cost differentials, high building fees and shoddy work…of a mass production building model that ‘manufactures’ several homogenous housing units ‘at once’ without sacrificing quality not unlike a car manufacturing plant.The dream became a reality in the form of the Moladi housing technology. The model was developed by South African Henni Botes and is present in several countries. Moladi Ghana, as the franchise is known in Ghana is jointly owned by Moladi and Margins Real Estate Group. Speaking to us at the site of the model moladi house located on the premises of the Margins Showroom, Mr Moses Baiden, CEO of Moladi Ghana said the period between assembling the plastic moulds and construction of the house to the current level (seen above) was just 13 days. He added that 6th March, which was the date on which the project was started, was significant since ‘moladi’ means ‘birth’ in Swahili. Further expanding on the technology, Mr Baiden said it takes about a week to prepare the foundation, then a further one week to put together the rest of the house.

By Kojo Graham

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