Kagame meets Ghanaian investors

On 25 November 2020 at 06:02

President Paul Kagame yesterday met with investors from Ghana including Sir David Adjaye, the founder of Adjaye Associates together with Ramzi Yamusah and Lamar Cardinez of Yamusah Group.

They discussed the country’s economic and investment plans as announced by Presidency Office via twitter account.

Yamusah Group is a company that has been in the hospitality business for close to two decades. It has invested in Hotels like Best Western Premier, Airside Hotels, Protea Hotel by Marriott among other construction projects. It is also involved in trading activities through Zara Trade, Zara Kitchen, Zara Security, Zara Forex and Zara Travel & Tour.

Adjaye Associates is an award winning architectural and design firm with studios in Accra, London and New York, led by Sir David Adjaye. He has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal 2021, becoming the first black architect to win the prize.

Awarded by RIBA and personally approved by the Queen, the Royal Gold Medal recognises those who have dedicated their lives to the "advancement of architecture"

Sir David Frank Adjaye born September 22, 1966 is a Ghanaian-British architect. He is known for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.

Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The son of a Ghanaian diplomat, he lived in Tanzania, Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon before moving to Britain at the age of nine. Upon graduating with a BA in Architecture from London South Bank University in 1990, he was nominated for the RIBA President’s Medals, and won the RIBA Bronze Medal for the best design project produced at BA level worldwide. He graduated with an MA in 1993 from the Royal College of Art.

Recent works include The Webster in Los Angeles, California (2020), Mole House in London, UK (2019), Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas (2019), McCarter Switching Station in Newark, New Jersey (2018), Sugar Hill Mixed-Use Development in Harlem, New York (2015), Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria (2015), Aïshti Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon (2015).

In 2015, he was commissioned to design a new home for the Studio Museum in Harlem.

In March 2018, Adjaye Associates’ designs for the National Cathedral of Ghana were unveiled by Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In September 2020, David Adjaye unveiled his designs for the Princeton University Art Museum.

President Paul Kagame in a group photo with investors from Ghana.