The Genesis City sitting on over ten hectares of land in Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area, within Awka capital territory, Anambra State has been launched by Cadlands group.
The city, the group said, is now suitable and designed for immediate buy-and-build.
Speaking at the launch, the Anambra State Commissioner for Housing, Architect Michael Okonkwo, who explained that great gap still exists between housing demand and supply in the State, especially as people are relocating to the State, noted that Governor Willie Obiano had given directive to close the gap, hence the partnership with the private sector, in line with the “akuluouno” call.
He said that projects such as The Genesis City are part of the efforts to decongest Awka, the State capital, expressing hope that the incoming administration of Professor Chukwuma Soludo will sustain the drive.
On his part, the State Commissioner for Lands, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali, who noted that the Obiano administration has continued to encourage young people to excel, assured that young people will continue to make the State proud and expressed joy that real estate development business in the State are being handled by young people, stressing that integrity is needed to sustain the business.
Earlier, the Chairman on the occasion and Director, Emeka Anyaoku Institute for International Studies and Diplomacy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Professor AU Nonyelu, described the vision of the Chief Executive Officer of Cadlands group, a young entrepreneur and his team as worthy of emulation.
Explaining features of the city, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadlands group, Mr McAnthony Chimezie Okeke said that they include perimeter fence, estate gate house, security house, electricity, drainages, recreational and educational facilities, road and water, adding that the mission of the group includes providing genuine and affordable lands and houses for clients, reducing risks and difficulties involved in property acquisition and maximizing profit and value of properties for clients.
He noted that the city is projected to attract intense development to the community at full maturity and better returns for clients, living up to its branding as a beacon for beautiful things.
Correspondent, Joseph Egbeocha reports that the event featured presentation of live goat to the head of Umuenuagu family Amansea, Chief Bernard Okeke on behalf of the traditional owners of the land for successful transfer of title to the land as tradition demands, while the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor offered prayer for the blessing of the city.