Former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Adentan Constituency Mr Kojo Adu Asare has lauded the CEO of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama, for establishing a factory that will produce cement inthe country.
The Dzata Cement Limited is wholly Ghanaian-owned cement production factory established by businessman Ibrahim Mahama who is a younger brother of former president John Mahama.
Its construction began in 2011, and the factory is now fully complete with production line ready for the market demand.
Located on a 10-acre land near the Tema Port, Dzata cement has the capacity to produce an average of 120 bags per minute from the two production lines which means its installed capacity can produce two million tonnes of cement annually.
Touring the factory site yesterday, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen lauded Mr Mahama and appealed to Ghanaians to patronize the product.
“I’m appealing to Ghanaians to support the factory. It’s in line with the vision of President Akufo-Addo in helping indigenous entrepreneurs,” he said in an ainterview with the press.
Commenting on the development on Morning Update on TV XYZ, Mr Adu Asare aobserved the factory was owned fully by a Ghanaian and said its operations will contribute positively to the economy of the country as the government hopes to revive the economy through local industrialization.
“The industry had seen only dominated by foreign companies at the expense of the indigenous businesses and that Dzata Cement limited was the maiden wholly Ghanaian investment in the cement production industry and that done is laudable,” the former MP noted.
He cautioned Ghanaian political leaders to put politics aside and rather give the necessary opportunity to individuals who are ready to assist the country’s indigenous economy grow.
To this end, he bemoaned how business owners who are known to be aligned to some political parties are targeted and stressed that the state rather provide platform for indigenous businesses to flourish thereby creating jobs for the unemployed teeming youth.
Adu Asare also praised former Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo and Alan Kojo Kyeremanten for the commendation when they paid a working visit to the Dzata Cement Limited.
Mr Kyeremanteng also lauded Mr Ibrahim Mahama for the investment in state of the art technology which was very paramount as a developing country.