Ghana’s Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated Government's commitment to support and partner indigenous Ghanaian industries to develop and create job opportunities.
He, therefore, appealed to managements of various Ghanaian companies to be innovative and creative in developing business plans that will create adequate jobs for Ghanaians.
The Vice president made this call yesterday when he inspected JOSPONG Automobile Assembling Plant off the Tema Motorway in Accra. The Company, which is totally Ghanaian, has so far built a total of 250 DONFENG Tipper trucks at the site.
Apart from selling on the local market, the company has started exporting some of the assembled vehicles to Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Zambia.
The Vice President, who also visited the assembling plants of tricycles for the collection of waste throughout the country, said Government will continue to create an enabling environment for businesses to triumph and called on them to go the extra mile to make innovations that will attract partnerships from all angles of development.
Mr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Chief Executive Officer of JOSPONG Group of Companies including Zoomlion Ghana Limited said his companies are employing a total of 70,000 workers in all the subsidiary companies in Ghana. The company also has subsidiaries in Angola, Equitorial Guinea, Togo and Zambia that are employing so many workers.
Mr Agyepong said the automobile assembling company in Ghana is currently employing 100 persons and will soon have a workforce of 500. He added that another plant will be opened in Kumasi in the Ashanti region to cater for the demands of the northern sector and Burkina Faso.
He said, his outfit has also established an institute of waste management and will partner the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Polytechnics to train their students practically at the institute.
He said apart from the engines that are imported, all other parts such as tyres, bodies among others are manufactured in the company.
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