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Celebrating Mother’s; a peek into what started the Celebration.

On this wonderful day, we as the City’s Favorite Developer honors mothers of family, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in the society. We are most grateful to all Mothers.
The present day Celebration of Mother’s day begun  in the year 1908 when Anna Jarvis organized a memorial for her mohter, Ann Javis, a peace activist. For several years, she held an annual Mother’s Day meeting in Boston. However, West Virginia activist Anna Jarvis is credited with creating the holiday that is celebrated today.In 1908, Jarvis campaigned for a national observance of the holiday in honor of her mother, who was a community health advocate. Her mom had organized several Mother’s Day Work Clubs that addressed child rearing and public health issues, and Jarvis wanted to commemorate her and the work of all mothers.
However, Jarvis later became disillusioned by how floral and greeting card companies commercialized the holiday and said she regretted starting it.
It became an official US holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a day of “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

Credit : Michelle Lou, May 2020

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As we celebrate Worker’s Day, we want to take into retrospect of how Worker’s Day came about. Enjoy reading!


In the late nineteenth century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hour days in unsafe conditions. Death and injury were commonplace at many work places and inspired such books as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Jack London’s The Iron Heel. As early as the 1860’s, working people agitated to shorten the workday without a cut in pay, but it wasn’t until the late 1880’s that organized labor was able to garner enough strength to declare the 8-hour workday. This proclamation was without consent of employers, yet demanded by many of the working class.

At this time, socialism was a new and attractive idea to working people, many of whom were drawn to its ideology of working class control over the production and distribution of all goods and services. Workers had seen first-hand that Capitalism benefited only their bosses, trading workers’ lives for profit. Thousands of men, women and children were dying needlessly every year in the workplace, with life expectancy as low as their early twenties in some industries, and little hope but death of rising out of their destitution.

The celebration commemorates the police firing on and killing of dozens of workers who were staging a demonstration for the institution of the eight-hour workday. The Haymarket Square Riots, as it is called, occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886. The gunfire was started by an unknown person who threw a dynamite bomb into the crowd.

In Ghana, the celebration is an seen as an appreciation of the contribution of workers to national development. A parade is held where the various labour unions under the Trade Union Congress (TUC) march à la the military. In Ghana, the celebration is without the political undertones that may be experienced in other countries. Although, trade unions are opposed by right-wing parties, only the government of Prime Minister Dr Busia banned it.



Eric Chase, 1993,

Jerome Kuseh, 2012.

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Saluting all frontliners!

To all healthcare workers and frontlines who are currently helping in the COVID-19 situation, we want to applaud your crucial sacrifice and dedication to serve our fellow countrymen during this difficult time. This time of Crises has demonstrated your  compassion and perseverance with heroic willingness to make personnel sacrifices to protect our communities. We salute and wish you all the best in your selfless effort to help the country in this pandemic.




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Let’s Fight COVID-19 Together

One of the  preventive strategies we  are all putting  in place in fighting COVID-19 is to protect oursevles with effective healthcare and hygiene practices, coupled with wearing our masks and staying at home. Never loose focus on that!.

#Wear your mask

#Stop the spread

The City’s Favorite Developer.

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Normalcy is returning Soon

Dear All, As your leader, father and friend, I have reached you to assure you that Normalcy will return sooner than you think, but to be able to carry us through these times we need our collective resilience to create the positive force that would carry us through these abnormal times. Please do not panic, but rather be steadfast, observing the social distancing rules and stay blessed.

#Stay Home #Stay Safe.

Dr. James Orleans-Lindsay,  Executive Chairman, JL Properties.


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Wishing you a Happy Easter

May the  purporse  of this Season and Holidays lead to a transformation of the  people’s health,  and restoration of the Nations of the World even in times like these.  Happy Easter


# Stay Safe  # Stay Home # Stay Healthy

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As the City’s Favorite developer providing valuable residential houses for  humanity,  their lives  are always our priority and hence we pledge our support to fight COVID-19.

#Stay Safe #Stay Home #Stay Healthy

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Quote of the Week – A Message from our CEO

Irrespective of what the world is going through at the moment, humanity has always found ways of responding and dealing with life uncertainties. Let’s hear what our CEO, Dr. James Orleans-Lindsay has for us this week.


“In good times, we build our Confidence, so, in bad times we need to build our character in order to be able to go through those times successfully”

Let’s do well to build our character and conduct  in times like this, so we would all come out fully equipped for what lies ahead of us.

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A Message from our Management


To our JL Family and Friends,

As the City’s Favorite Developer, JL Properties limited is doing its best to ensure all stakeholders are safe and healthy as well their values invested.
Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our skilled team is also relying on our technological drives, virtually working and still meeting deadlines for our clients. We still remain open for site visits but with new measures to ensure good health and hygiene. Alternatively, you can visit our website ( for virtual tour and make use of our live chats for virtual meetings, where you would  be warmly attended to.
For further information, kindly reach us on +233302429993 |+233501551200 | +233501551199 or email us

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Housing Deficit in Ghana: Can Social Housing be the Solution?

It is estimated that there are about 165,000 people working within the public sector with an estimated average salary of GH₵ 1,000. This gives a hint to the beginning of housing unaffordability in Ghana. So, the vision should be to tackle the problem in such ways to improve workers productivity, as well as salary increments, not just budgeting and contracting loans to construct the so-called affordable homes, which do not support the income of large section of the Ghanaian population.

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