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Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana makes donations to the Ghana Police Service



The Kristo Asafo mission of Ghana(KAMOG) has donated some items to the Ghana Police Service, through its General Secretary Nana Kwadwo Oduro Addo, to strengthen their efforts towards curbing the spread of the Corona virus pandemic.

The items included:
▪️50 gallons of hand sanitizer.
▪️100 bottles of liquid soap.
▪️100 packs of bottled water .
▪️500 pieces of tissue hand towels.
▪️500 pieces of ventilated nose mask and
▪️A cash donation of 20,000 cedis.

Items and cash amounting to 70,000 cedis were presented to the Ghana Police Service at their Headquarters in Accra.

Before the presentation at the headquarters, the mission, under the leadership of Kwadwo Safo Jnr, has been presenting hot lunch for our gallant men and women of the police and military services at post on the Gomoa Mpota to Nsawam route and from the Gomoa Mpota to Aflao border route.

Plans are also far advanced to support the Ghana Health Service in carrying out their core duties to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kwadwo Safo Jnr comments: “I personally believe that service to the nation and humankind is service to God. We need the police service as much as they need us . Please lets stay home and stay safe. THANK YOU. Long live Mother Ghana. long live Kristo Asafo Mission”


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Hollywood Stars Who Definitely and Probably Used Steroids



Anabolic steroids, also known as steroids, are synthetic substances that mimic natural testosterone. Testosterone, the hormone responsible for growth, particularly muscle growth, is.


Bodybuilders want testosterone to be a profit, so they have a strict regimen that focuses on maximizing testosterone’s anabolic (growth-enhancing) effects.


Some bodybuilders desire more than what their bodies naturally produce. Anabolic steroids are a well-known choice in bodybuilding. This is also why anabolic steroids are frequently prescribed as a testosterone replacement therapy.


Steroids have been shown to significantly impact protein synthesis or the process by which the body stimulates muscle tissue growth: more protein synthesis, more gains. For a detailed guide on steroids and SARM, visit the website thblack and read on to know about the Hollywood stars who used Steroids for bodybuilding.


It’s difficult to find male celebrities who openly admit to using testosterone replacement therapy due to the stigma attached to steroid use. There are still some men who will not hesitate to tell the truth. Here are some.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (Actor and Former Governor of California)

It’s not easy to be at the top of bodybuilding, but it is possible to stay there by doing more than just pumping iron. This is especially true when you consider landing roles in films. Sometimes, you may need testosterone replacement therapy. This is what happened with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted that he had used it. However, he said it was pretty new at the time. The Austrian Oak said he didn’t regret becoming a steroid user and getting into the habit. He stated that they all used it under the supervision of doctors and other health experts. He said that he took steroids up to the day of competition, as did other competitors.


Although steroids are not banned in most bodybuilding contests today, some contests that require competitors to test for natural supplements rather than anabolic steroids have them tested before the competition.


Joe Rogan (Podcaster, Comedian and UFC Commentator)

Joe Rogan is well-known for his podcast. However, it would be an understatement to say that Joe Rogan is familiar with all performance-enhancing drugs.


Joe Rogan was a commentator, host, and interviewer in contact sports before he became one of Spotify’s most famous voices. He could get the inside scoop on what’s going down behind the scenes. This often involves steroids to achieve a lean physique.


Joe revealed that he had used testosterone replacement therapy for over a decade. Joe also admitted to using HGH, or human growth hormone.


HGH, a popular performance-enhancing drug similar to steroids, is known to have more physiological benefits than steroids. This is in contrast to steroids which are purely used to improve physical performance. The drug’s anti-aging benefits include restoring hair growth, increasing sex, better vision, and improving memory.


A side effect of human growth hormone is a bulging stomach. Joe certainly has a lot of that in his midsection.


The FDA has not approved HGH, is banned in many states, and most of its claims are regarding health and anti-aging.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Actor and Former WWE Superstar)

The Rock was a legendary wrestler in the 90s. Compared to today, the Rock’s size will be a lasting memory for fans. It’s easy to think of steroids and admit it in a 2009 interview.


The Rock claimed that he used steroids with his friends while playing football for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He said that he started using steroids more frequently as he became a wrestler and that it is something everyone does in sports and entertainment.


Like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, the industry still has a culture that is hostile to the use of performance-enhancing drugs for strength, muscle mass, and overall improvement in wrestling performance.


50 Cent (Rapper and Actor)

50 Cent can be either a nobody or a great rapper, depending on who you ask. His appearances in films have made him look ripped and bulky, whereas he was previously younger. Steroid use can easily be attributed to such dramatic weight and muscle gains in such a short period.


Although he never admitted to using it, he was part of an investigation into steroid use in 2008 with other artists from the rap scene.


Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is a Hollywood actor and an action icon. His roles in iconic action films will be remembered forever.


Sylvester’s films are physically demanding, so maintaining a solid physique was one of his top five priorities. Rambo had to fight against Father Time, just like the action stars of the 80s or 90s. He needed HGH for this.


“As you age, the pituitary hormone slows down, making you feel older and your bones more narrow. This stuff gives your body an energy boost and makes you look and feel great,” the Rocky actor said to customs officials in 2007 after being arrested for smuggling drugs into Australia.


It was also apparent that Sylvester Stallone wasn’t the only one who used it. Janice Dickinson, the ex-wife, said they would share testosterone and steroids. Stallone would deny this.

Charlie Sheen (Actor)

Charlie Sheen was the first TV actor to be paid the most for his role in the hit series Two and a Half Men. We would become more well-known for our substance abuse because of several bizarre events.


Charlie has admitted to using steroids for eight consecutive weeks in 1989 while filming Major League. He told Sports illustrated once that his fastball “went from 79 to 85” after taking steroids for Major League.


He also acknowledged that the side effects of testosterone boosters were not pleasant. He said that he could become more aggressive.


Oliver Stone (Film Director)

Oliver Stone is now well into his 70s but still maintains a youthful appearance due to the anti-aging benefits of HGH.


Vietnam vets didn’t anticipate a long lifespan, but access to anti-aging substances may make them rethink their outlook on life.


Jeremy Jackson (Actor)

Jeremy Jackson was a well-known name in the 90s, especially if people tuned in to Baywatch. He spent a minimum of $200,000 for drugs, injections, and steroids three years ago in an attempt to make a comeback. He was most famous for his use of human growth hormone injections.


Being strong and big is one thing. But being famous for being strong and big is quite another. While the former is not subject to real-world pressure, the latter encourages people to look forward and see you strong and big – as actors do. This is how it feels to be a Hollywood star.


Although being a big hunk is not tricky in your youth, it can be hard to become a great actor as you age.

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Top 4 Sci-Fi Movies from 2021



Science Fiction movies are a fascinating genre – they can provide escapism for the viewer, and at the same time they also provide commentary on society and people. In 2021 there weren’t many Sci-Fi films released, so it didn’t seem like it was a big trend – although out of the few Sci-Fi movies that were released, there were some that proved to be massive blockbusters, which shows that the genre is still highly profitable for the film industry.

We spoke to TechQuarters, a London-based Managed IT Support London company, about Sci-Fi movies. As a tech company themselves, they love to watch Science Fiction in their free time. One of the best things about Sci-Fi movies is that they can be as funny or as serious as you want. The whole point of the genre is to tell stories about how science and technology affects human beings, which can have serious consequences (think of Black Mirror) or funny consequences (like Back to the Future).

So, below are the 5 best Sci-Fi movies that came out in 2021.



The 2021 blockbuster was the third attempt at adapting Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel, which tells the story of the son of a noble family who are responsible for protecting one of the most valuable and important substance in the galaxy. The original book came out in 1965 and went on to become one of the most popular and widely read Sci-Fi books of all time. For a very long time, the book was declared unfilmable – the density and complexity of the book was a major barrier to it being successfully made into a film.

The earliest attempt to adapt the film was in 1971, however the producer in charge of the project died in 1974, and production stalled. In the second attempt, the filmmakers planned to turn it into a 10-hour epic. Unfortunately, the project was also doomed to fail, as was the third attempt. Finally, in 1984, a new project started which led to the David Lynch directed film in 1984 – this version was very unpopular.

The 2021 Dune film represents the first time the book has been successfully adapted in the eyes of the fans. The film received highly positive reviews, and a sequel was greenlit shortly after the box office release.


The Matrix Resurrections

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated, but least expected sequel in recent memory, The Matrix: Resurrections is the continuation of the classic Matrix trilogy. It all began in 1999, when The Matrix was released, and almost immediately became a Sci-Fi classic that would influence popular culture for a long time to come.

The film was extended into a trilogy the continued the story and expanded the world that was built in the first film. Many people were confused by the ending of the third film in the series, and much speculation has been made about what happened to the main characters. Those speculations are answered in full with the latest instalment, The Matrix: Resurrections, which was released just before Christmas.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

This is a film that has had some difficulties before release. Originally, the film was planned to be released to theatres by Sony Pictures in 2020 – this was just before the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to the fact that many venues were forced to close down, Sony decided to sell the distribution rights to Netflix. In April 2021, the film had a limited release in cinemas and then it went to Netflix

The story is of a dysfunctional family that has to fight their way through a robot uprising during a family road trip. The idea of robot uprisings has been popular ever since the first Terminator film came out in 1984, but this is one of the few times where the subject has been told in a funny way. . The film has received critical acclaim since its release.


Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time

This 2021 Japanese animated film is based on the original animated series, Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is one of the most well known and well loved Japanese anime series ever made. The story is set in the future after a global attack was launched on humanity by a race of possibly alien beings – giant creatures that have immense and terrible powers. The story follows a 14-year-old boy who is made to pilot a giant robot in order to fight the invaders.

After several projects that attempted to re-write and present the story the way in which the writers had originally intended, a new series of films called Rebuild of Evangelion, was finally made. This series is a complete retelling of the original series, but with new animations, new scenes and settings. The final film, Evangelion 3.0_1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, is the fourth film in the new series.

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George Quaye, others inducted as Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) executives



The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) held its handing over ceremony and new year party on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

The programme took place at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, with members of the association and other arts stakeholders in attendance.

The induction and handing-over ceremony was conducted by Mr Prince Osisiadan, a Lawyer, who urged the members to be wary of defamatory stories that may land them in trouble.

This comes after ATWAG elected new executive committee members on December 17, 2021.

The Chief Executive Officer of ImageBureau and host of Showbiz A to Z on Joy FM, George Nii Armah Quaye, was voted as President of the association. He took over from William Asiedu, a venerated journalist.

The Vice-President position was won by freelance radio and television host Livingstone Lotsu, who took over from Francis Doku, General Manager of MGTV (TV3 and Onua TV) and arts writer with Graphic Showbiz.

Hagar Gyebuwaa Owusu of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation emerged as
the Treasurer of the Association, with Rebekah Awuah taking over from arts and entertainment journalist, Reagan Odei Ofosu Osarfo (Nana Reagan) as secretary.

Fashion designer, Vera Adu-Amaning also took over from Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah, a writer with as the organiser.

The Research Officer position for the next four years will be occupied by Stanley Awuku Wilson, a blogger with Ashaiman TV.

Citi FM’s Kwame Dadzie handed over the baton to entertainment journalist, Gloria Akpene-Acquah aka MzGee as the Public Relations Officer.

The out-going President, William Asiedu, in his address, recounted the hard work and dedication that went into building the association and admonished members to uphold the tenets of the profession and work towards making their work as arts and tourism writers more impactful.

Speaking at the ceremony, the new President of ATWAG, George Nii Armah Quaye promised he would do all things within his power to elevate the association from where the previous administration left off.

He, therefore, urged the members to put all hands on deck to make sure they achieve their desired goals.


The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers.

ATWAG seeks to promote arts, tourism and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members.

ATWAG is also aimed at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.

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This week on #TwitterGhana: AFCON Twitter Updates with Juliet & Gary, Sarkodie meets Chance The Rapper and More



Twitter continues to be the platform for real time conversation and engagement on trending topics. This week recaps some of the trends and stories making highlights.

AFCON: Black Star losses to Morocco

Fans were excited ahead of the opening tournament between Ghana Black Stars and Morocco,  with loads of  well wishes to #TeamGhana. One of the show stopping goodwill messages was a Tweet by the US Embassy Ghana, showing the US Ambassador’s support as she rocked a Black Stars jersey. As it turned out, the Black Stars disappointingly lost 1-0  to Morocco; an 83rd-minute Sofiane Boufal goal gave The Atlas Lions the crucial win. Ghanaians expressed their views and analysis  on Twitter with #Afcon2021, and top media channels like Citi Sports and Joy Sports Tweeted their reactions.

Juliet  Bawuah and Gary Al-Smith bring AFCON Updates to Fans on Twitter

Two of Ghana’s finest sports journalists will be bringing sports fans around the clock coverage and behind the scenes content on the on-going AFCON tournament via Twitter. Juliet Bawuah and Gary Al-Smith shared the exciting news in Tweets  via their handles. Tweeting about it, Gary also revealed the official hashtag to share real time stories.

Be sure to be following Juliet and Gary for all the reactions on AFCON on Twitter and Twitter Spaces with the hashtag #AfconwithGary #AfconwithJuliet & #Afcon2021.

Sarkodie and Chance The Rapper finally link up

Grammy award-winning US rapper, Clarence Johnathan Bennett, a.k.a Chance The Rapper and Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie have finally met. Sarkodie honoured Chance The Rapper’s request to meet after he Tweeted about being keen to meet the Ghanaian rapper. The original Tweet read: “I’ve done everything in Ghana except meet @sarkodie.”. Following the link up, Sarkodie took to his Twitter page to share the photos. Media channel, Hot FM Tweeted about the link up also.

Afrochella sends shout out to Tweeps

Africa’s largest cultural event Afrochella shared a throwback pictures of  some festival-goers captured during the spectacular event in December, in a Tweet that read “Shout out to the Tweeps #Afrochella”. The exciting music and cultural event brought together African and Diaspora communities to celebrate African talent and to experience the colourful diversity of African culture.

Saskay Makes Her First Debut in Movies

#Saskay was trending organically on the entertainment list on Thursday. The 2021 Big Brother Nigeria Housemate, popularly known as Official Saskay is set to make her first debut in a movie titled “Cake_The Movie”. She made the announcement in a Tweet, captioned “Super Excited”. The movie also features the legendary actress, Patience Ozorkwo.

@Twitter remains your official source for what’s happening!

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IP Rights in Ghana’s Creative Industry: Finding the Economic Pathway



Collectively, the creative arts ecosystem generates rich social, cultural and economic benefits that supports the livelihood of the creators, enablers and investors.


Maximizing benefits is very key in sustaining the creative arts industry. The Robert Smith Law Group, in partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts and the Attorney General’s Office last year December organized the Second Law for Society Public Seminar Series, with focus on intellectual property rights in Ghana’s creative arts ecosystem.


It was quiet a packed day and the deliberations which were anchor of the broader theme: How to Monetize Benefits for Creative Artistes – focused on finding solutions to the teething challenges confronting creative arts.


Chaired by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey, the programme witnessed high-level industry players including talents, enablers and investors attending. The Hon. Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Diana Assonaba Dapaah was the Guest Speaker.


The Series had two panel discussions, The first panel discussed the experiences of notable industry personnel on IP right benefits while the second focused on the legal regime of the Copyright Protection in Ghana and solutions to issues associated with the current IP monetization initiates.


Among the key panelists were Boomplay General Manager Elizabeth Ntiamoah, Lynx Entertainment CEO Richie Mensah and venerable artiste Okyeame Kwame. The discussions focused on experiences with Intellectual Property (IP) earnings, the Copyright Protection regime in Ghana and solutions to the issues associated with current IP monetization initiatives.


In his welcoming address, Bobby Banson, Lead Counsel at the Robert Smith Law Group reiterated the focus of the discussion as one aimed at proffering solutions to issues associated with royalty collection in the creative art industry.



Maximizing IP Rights in a Digital Era

In her keynote address, the Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Diana Assonaba Dapaah, begun by commending the Robert Smith Law Group for organizing the programme. She emphasized the pressing need for creative talents to maximize their IP rights in the advent of new technologies.


She further noted that notwithstanding budgetary constraints, the government is still committed to fulfilling all his promises to Ghanaians.


The Deputy Attorney General stated that issues with royalty collection emanate from two main causes – Lack of transparency in the collection and distribution system and a failure to adapt to modern technology.


She assured that Government, in accordance with the Copyright Act 2005 (Act 650) and the Copyright Regulations, 2021 (LI 1962) was in the process of studying the current regime of royalty collection and payment and would soon commence stakeholder engagement to ensure a licensing regime that accords with the rights conferred under the laws.


Finally, she urged for effective stakeholder engagement, promising that government would welcome the policy suggestions that would made at the forum.


Copyright Literacy and Protection


Okyeame Kwame spoke on some of the benefits he has derived from the use of his IP. He revealed that music gave him the ability to build a brand and a hope, adding that it became his profession as well as a means of expression. However, his works are yet to commensurate with his financial gain.


He noted that in the past 24 years, he had not made any economic gains from royalties on his creative work, his income streams have been from performances and streaming.


Richie Mensah who has wealth of experience in his diverse roles in different levels of the music industry, stated that throughout his progression from performer, to producer, and finally record label manager his efforts have not translated into money despite the massive impact on the industry.


He was yet to make a single penny from his first advert which he made in the early 2000s. Talent, he lamented, is usually bullied. He noted that there is a huge untapped money stream in entertainment that artistes are not capitalizing on even though digital sales are soaring in some countries that is not the case in Ghana.


Boomplay Manager Elizabeth Ntiamoah whose company operates in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya noted that Ghanaian artistes are not as insistent on their rights as other jurisdictions. This is because, compared to Kenya and Nigeria, Ghanaian artistes have little copyright literacy.


Elizabeth Ntiamoah, however, noted that there is an increasing awareness and Ghanaian artistes are starting to understand their IP rights and building the voice to demand it.


She noted that the problem also stems from a lack of technological literacy. “Even classical artistes do not know how to upload songs unto Boomplay.” This, she lamented, was a sad issue.


Monetizing and Understanding IP Rights


The second panel discussed Maximizing benefits for Creative artistes. The panelists were Nana Yaw Sompa, a Private Legal Practitioner; Abraham Adjetey, GHAMRO President and Nii Ofoli Yartey, popularly known as Seven, a well-known music right advocate and thought leader.


The discussion begun with an overview of the legal regime on copyright protection in Ghana. Mr. Sompa Esq, gave an insightful brief of Copyright laws.


  1. There are two types of IP rights: Economic Right and Moral Right. Economic Right is the right to make monetary gain from one’s IP. According to the learned author Andrew Amegatcher in his book ‘Ghanaian Law of Copyright’, economic rights are the rights of exploitation of the work and the resulting right of receiving remuneration there from.


  1. The Moral Right constitutes the right to receive authorship and referencing for one’s creative works. Per section 6 the author of protected copyright work has the sole moral right
    1. to claim authorship of the work and in particular to demand that the name or pseudonym of the author be mentioned when any of the acts referred to in section 5 are done in relation to the work, and
    2. to object to and seek relief in connection with any distortion, mutilation or other modification of the work where that act would be or is prejudicial to the reputation of the author or where the work is discredited by the act.


  1. Under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) of 1886 of which Ghana is a signatory, Article 11bis, music right holders have the exclusive right to authorize,
    1. the broadcasting of their works or the communication thereof to the public by any other means of wireless diffusion of signs, sounds or images;
    2. any communication to the public by wire or by rebroadcasting of the broadcast of the work, when this communication is made by an organization other than the original one;
    3. the public communication by loudspeaker or any other analogous instrument transmitting, by signs, sounds or images, the broadcast of the work.


  1. These set of rights form part of our laws in Ghana, and is reproduced in Sections 5 and 6 of the Copyrights Act 2005, Act 690.


  1. Section 5 of Act 690 grants the author of protected copyright work, the exclusive economic right to do or authorize the doing of the following;
    1. the reproduction of the work in any manner or form,
    2. the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other transformation of the work,
    3. the public performance, broadcasting and communication of the work to the public,
    4. the distribution to the public of originals or copies of the work by way of first sales or other first transfer of ownership, and
    5. the commercial rental to the public of originals or copies of the work.


  1. To aid artistes fully enjoy the economic rights associated with their work, Act 690 allowed for the creation of various associations to collect the monies due to artistes from their work.


  1. Section 49 of Act 690 provides which is the basis on which artistes were allowed to form associations Collective administration societies of their choice to protect their IP:
    1. Authors, producers, performers and publishers may form collective administration societies for the promotion and protection of their interest.
    2. A collective administration society may, acting on the authority of the owner of a right, collect and distribute royalties and any other remuneration accruing to the owner.
    3. The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make Regulations for the formation, operation and administration of societies.”


Mr. Abraham Adjetey of GHAMRO spoke on the impact of Section 49 of Act 690. He stated that even though the overarching regime of copyright protection had already been set up under Section 49, it is still not fully operational. He attributed this lapse to lack of governmental enforcement measures and also Artistes’ lack of interest in IP education initiatives. In very strong language he made a case of the forum, pointing out that very few stars were minded to attend the programme.


Nii Ofoli Yartey (Seven) reiterated the concerns about the poor enforcement framework for royalty collection. He however placed his blame on GHAMRO instead of the Attorney General’s Department. He insisted that the Attorney General having licensed GHAMRO to fix royalty collection rates and collect same, GHAMRO had the proper authority to enforce royalty collection. He called for proper accountability and admonished the union for not doing its best.


Finally, he reiterated the need for stakeholder engagement to map out sustainable solutions to the issues raised at the forum.


Finding the Pathway


A summary of the insights and recommendations made at the forum are as follows:


  1. Enhance copyright literacy among creatives
  2. Talents must understand the role of technology in enhancing IP rights
  3. The need for rigorous governmental framework to enforce copyright laws.
  4. Create awareness of among Creatives on their IP rights.
  5. The Attorney Generals Department must control collection agencies by revoking licenses if creatives are not paid.
  6. There is a need for a stakeholder meeting to draw a roadmap to change the current trend.



Written by Ekow Quandzie

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SOAQ Empire Real Estates reintroduces its services to Ghanaians



SOAQ Empire Real Estates, a Ghanaian property developer with a portfolio of luxury homes and apartments has reintroduced itself to the market through a launch event held at the AH hotel on December 12.

At the launch event, that was attended by the media, public figures and some chiefs, executives of SOAQ Empire Real Estatesstated that the company has for years liaised with many architects, surveyors, and other professionals to successfully launch many building projects in Ghana.

SOAQ Empire Real Estates is into housing projects, sale of litigation-free lands and asset management services.  They have properties located at East Legon Hills, East Legon, Katamanso, Tsopoli, Dodowa, Oyibi , etc.

Co-founder of SOAQ Empire Real Estates, Ms. Anyertei Sowah said during the launch event that the vision of her company is to build affordable, quality and innovative houses for the ordinary Ghanaian family.

Our Houses are designed with high standard luxury, set in a serene environment well demarcated with beautiful landscaping. We also sell uncompleted buildings and problemfree lands that you can develop to your specification and taste. We place the client’s interest above all.”

SOAQ Empire Real Estates is located at East Legon Hills, behind the Canadian International School. They can be reached on 054 850 4222.

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