Monday, August 13, 2012

How To Take Charge Of Your Construction Project In Ghana

Since scams are common if you live outside while a project is being completed in Ghana, there are ways to take charge of the project and avoid some of these potential problems. You must first be present in the process. This does not mean physically per say, but at least being on the phone and in contact with the people working on the project on a regular basis.

Checking In

If you can make at least one or more trips to Ghana, it would be in your best interest to do so. This can save you a lot of money and disappointment in the future. By checking in on things, you are ensuring that the right people are working on your project and completing it as expected. You can be there in person to have questions answered. This is the best way to avoid a scam happening at your expense.


You should go into the project with all the knowledge you can. This means knowing what kind of house plan, building material to use, cost, labor, scams that can happen to you, etc.  Scams can include lying about the cost of materials, completion of the project or asking for more money than what was expected. If you are naive in thinking a scam cannot happen to you, then you are setting yourself up to get taken advantage of. With the right preparation, you can take charge of the project and see it through.

Your Role

It is important to play an active role in the project. You should be involved and take charge with decisions. The people involved should know that you mean business and that taking advantage of you is not an option. If you look to be easy prey, then you run the risk of being scammed. Do not stand by waiting for the project to be completed. Make phone calls, visit the area and keep in regular contact with everyone that is part of the project.  This could really pay off both short-term and long-term.

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