Company Background

UT Properties Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UT Holdings Limited specialized in real estate development and management. We design, build, sell and manage real estate to enhance the networth of our customers.

Our vision is to be a recognized customer-focused real estate company in the provision of innovative property solutions in west Africa. UT Properties Limited is an independent firm of Property Valuers, Property Managers, Property Developers, Leasing Consultants, and Property Investment Analysts with years experience in advising the UT Group of Companies and clients on property-related issues.

We recognize the need for sound professional advice in order to reap optimum returns from any form of investment. The nature of property is such that the need for a well-trained and experienced professional cannot be overemphasized. The personnel at UT Properties Limited are well placed to offer the services required by investors. They are well trained and have a varied professional experience.

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Our Values

Our DNA is made up of E-TRIP:
Efficiency – We give our best in our dealings.
Teamwork – We work together to achieve all our set goals.
Respect – Everyone is given due regard and treated as equals at UTP.
Integrity – We care about the image we leave behind.
Professionalism – We pride ourselves on delivering the best always.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

George Danso

CEO

Lt. Col. George Danso (Rtd) served in various capacities in the Ghana Armed Forces for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Ghana and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from GIMPA.

He was the Managing Director of UT Collections Ltd and UT Logistics Limited and currently Acting CEO of UT Holdings, where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the UT Group.

Prior to joining UT, he worked at Ghana Telecom, Vodafone Ghana and Glo Mobile Ghana Limited, where he was responsible for the delivery of risk and security strategy to support the business needs and operations.

Lt Col. George Danso’s specialties include Fraud Prevention, Strategic Security Implementation including Risk Assessment and Security Training.

Naomi Effah

Managing Director

As Managing Director of UT Properties Ltd, Mrs. Naomi A. Effah has a proven track record of excellence in project management and effective cost supervision. She is driven by her results-oriented personality to manage costs and established planned mutually beneficial partnerships with customers to enhance business growth.
Mrs. Effah has contributed to strategic planning, performance monitoring with the programmatic and administrative responsibility of USD15m for a USAID project. She has been involved in the provision of strategic leadership, procurement direction, and operational management effectively.

She holds a Masters in Democracy, Law, Governance, and Development from the University of Cape Coast. And holds an Executive Masters of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre.

Joseph Nsonamoah

Chairman

Mr. Nsonamoah has been the Chairman of the Board since the inception of the company in 1997. He is a distinguished Business Executive, who co-founded UT Financial Services Ltd and has been the Board Chairman ever since its inception in 1997. Mr. Nsonamoah has been the Chief Executive Officer of Data Unique Group since 1989 to date, a co-owner of Prime Time Food Mart, Houston, Texas in the United States of America.

He worked as an Area Supervisor (Marketing Division) of Charter Oil Company, Houston, Texas. He also worked for Tenneco Oil Company (Houston, Texas) and was responsible for staff recruitment and training in the Marketing Department from November 1973 to December 1984. He is a College Graduate and majored in Finance and Accounting from South Texas Junior College, (now University of Houston Downtown Campus). He is a philanthropist with a heart of gold!

Stephen Kofi Asante

Board Member

Mr. Asante is a professional Carpenter. He attended St Paul’s Technical Institute and taught in the Institute for 7 years after he graduated. He has been a private entrepreneur practicing his trade for over forty years.

Richard Appiah-Oppong

Board Member

Mr. Richard Appiah-Oppong is a Development consultant with over 25 years experience in project planning, execution and management across the globe. He has a personal objective of ‘Changing the Built Environment through effective Project Leadership’ and this he has done through his immense contributions to the built industry.

His experience spans from undertaken feasibility studies for building and engineering projects through Developing and fine tuning infrastructural project concepts to Sourcing debt and equity finance for projects among many others.

He started his career as a quantity surveyor in Kumasi in 1989, working with GA Takyi and Partners. Over the years he had the opportunity of further training himself and working with organisations like Metropolitan Housing Trust and Peabody Trust both in the United Kingdom where he served as Project Manager and Principal Development Manager respectively.

Mr. Oppong then moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he worked with Limitless Llc, Dubai as a Development Manager based in Dubai, Cairo & Addis Ababa. He also executed projects in Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and Eritrea being in the forefront of developing projects ranging from hospitals to hotels, residential homes and whole cities. He was further involved in other equally exciting and cutting edge projects in Italy, Monaco, United States of America, Russia, Bahrain and the Maldives.

He is currently a Development Management Consultant at ROAK Consult. Until then, he was the Project Manager for Tullow Oil Marine Office Expansion Project, Architectural Spring, Takoradi; after a one and half year stint with Kron Capital Ltd, Accra as an Executive Director – Business Development.

Mr. Oppong holds an MBA in Project Management from Henley Management College, England, M Arch. (Construction Economics & Management), University College London, England, and BSc. (Hons.) Quantity Surveying, University of Greenwich Kent, England. He is

also a product of the KNUST, Kumasi where he obtained BSc. (Hons) Building Technology in 1989.

As part of his educational qualification, he wrote cases on “A change management Approach to Urban Slum Renewal, a case study – Tema Site 2”; ‘Value Management in the UK Construction Industry’; ‘A Review of the Retention Issue’; and ‘The performance of traditional construction in shanty towns – case study Ayigya Zongo’.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Builders (ACIOB) and a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) since 2003.

Ing.Kenneth Ashigbey

Board Member

Ing. Kenneth Ashigbey FCE, FGIM, PMP, Cert IoD, MIoD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.
Prior to his appointment, he was Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Ltd. Before then he was the Chief Operating Officer for Multi TV, General Manager of JoyFm as well as the Chief Technology Officer of the group at different times. In between his time at Multimedia, he was also Managing Director of Optimum Media Prime, a media independent and marketing company. He left Fanel Ltd, a building services engineering company as a Senior Projects Engineer.

He is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Business Administration at the Swiss Management Centre. He holds an MBA from the Leicester University (UK) and a BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He had his secondary education at St. Augustine’s College.

He is the convener of the Media Coalition against Galamsey (An advocacy group that has led the fight against illegal mining in Ghana with remarkable success).

He is a strong believer of the inherent Power & Capacity of all People, working with various individuals and groups to develop young people, especially Ghanaians to own the challenges of their environment and ride on the back of these challenges as opportunities to transform their World into a better place & also in the process become employment creators, wealthy, happy & fulfilled people.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Managing Director

Naomi Effah

As Managing Director of UT Properties Ltd, Mrs. Naomi A. Effah has a proven track record of excellence in project management and effective cost supervision. She is driven by her results-oriented personality to manage costs and established planned mutually beneficial partnerships with customers to enhance business growth.

As Managing Director of UT Properties Ltd, Mrs. Naomi A. Effah has a proven track record of excellence in project management and effective cost supervision. She is driven by her results-oriented personality to manage costs and established planned mutually beneficial partnerships with customers to enhance business growth.

Mrs Effah has contributed to strategic planning, performance monitoring with the programmatic and administrative responsibility of USD15m for a USAID project. She has been involved in the provision of strategic leadership, procurement direction and operational management effectively.

She holds an Executive Masters of Arts in Conflict, Peace, and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre and a Masters in Democracy, Law, Governance, and Development from the University of Cape Coast.

Head of Valuations & Facilities Management

Sheila Adjei

Sheila Adjei is a Properties and Facilities Professional with a decade’s experience in the Real Estate industry in Ghana and beyond. Sheila is the Ag. Head of the Valuation and Facilities Management Department, UT Properties. Prior to joining UT Properties, she worked with Zenith University College as a Lecturer.

Sheila Adjei is a Properties and Facilities Professional with a decade’s experience in the Real Estate industry in Ghana and beyond. Sheila is the Ag. Head of the Valuation and Facilities Management Department, UT Properties. Prior to joining UT Properties, she worked with Zenith University College as a Lecturer. She has previously worked with the Town Management Unit of Volta River Authority (VRA), Akosombo and the Estate Department of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Accra.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is also a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything Sheila does both professionally and personally.
Head of Sales & Marketing

Edward Osafo

Edward is an affiliate member of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR). A certified digital marketing strategist from the Advertising Association of Ghana professional development programme and Advance Information Technology Institute, (AITI) – Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana, (CIMG) professional certificate in integrated digital marketing communications.

Edward is an affiliate member of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR). A certified digital marketing strategist from the Advertising Association of Ghana professional development programme and Advance Information Technology Institute, (AITI) – Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana, (CIMG) professional certificate in integrated digital marketing communications. Prior to joining UT Properties, he has worked in strategic business development and marketing roles at several companies including ADS Leo Burnett, Orakle Multimedia, Lowe Lintas, Clifton Homes and Nordcom Africa Holding. Notable is his over 16 years of experience in the advertising industry where he managed multinational accounts. Edward holds a diploma in communication studies and a bachelor’s degree from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Edward’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.
Head of Project Management

Irene Frimpomaa Sowah

Irene Sowah is the Head of the Project Management Department of UT Properties Limited. She holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from GIMPA and a BSc. Degree in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.

Irene Sowah is the Head of the Project Management Department of UT Properties Limited. She holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from GIMPA and a BSc. Degree in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.

As a Quantity Surveyor and Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Irene has over 13 years experience in procurement, quantity surveying, contract administration and project management. Prior to joining UT Properties Limited, Irene was the Quantity Surveyor at OshDarley Consult. Her expertise and professionalism have been brought to bear in her involvement with major projects in Ghana and Nigeria.

With outstanding leadership and creativity, Irene currently leads a team of young professionals in the execution of varied projects, including UT Properties’ flagship gated estate, Ubuntu Haven in Oyibi.

Finance Manager

Dominic Owusu

Dominic graduated from the University of Ghana Business School in 2005 with BSc in Accounting. He continued his accountancy profession with the Instituted of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and was called to membership in September 2014.

Dominic graduated from the University of Ghana Business School in 2005 with BSc in Accounting. He continued his accountancy profession with the Instituted of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and was called to membership in September 2014. He has completed his program in MSc. Development Finance with University of Ghana Business School and awaiting graduation in November 2020.
Dominic joined UT Properties as the management accountant in April 2016 and became the substantive Finance Manager in April 2017. He has introduced several trackers that ensure value addition and smooth financial administration. He has strategically positioned the finance unit to offer support to other business units to ensure the company achieves its objective profitably.
Human Resource & Admin Manager

Elizabeth-Mawuse Ogbe

Ms. Elizabeth-Mawuse Ogbe joined UT Properties Limited in January 2019 as the Human Resource and Admin Manager and also responsible for providing oversight responsibilities to the other subsidiaries.

Ms. Elizabeth-Mawuse Ogbe joined UT Properties Limited in January 2019 as the Human Resource and Admin Manager and also responsible for providing oversight responsibilities to the other subsidiaries. She joins the team with about 12 years’ experience in human resource management, business administration and office management. As an HR practitioner, she is very knowledgeable in the areas of recruitment and compensation, performance management, industrial relations policy formulation and implementation, and training and development.

She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) Ghana and a graduate of the University Cape Coast and Ho Polytechnics where she studied Business Management and Secretaryship and Management Studies respectively.

Elizabeth-Mawuse worked at SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, Habitat for Humanity Ghana both NGOs, BET Company Limited and New Crystal Group of Companies in different capacities. She has a sound knowledge of the Ghana Labour Acts, very analytical, good communicator and possesses exceptional interpersonal skills.