Ghacem not shut down, Ghana

Ghacem not shut down, Ghana
Published: 13 July 2007

The Director in Charge of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah has refuted the publication in the Vanguard paper captioned "Ghacem Shuts down" and describes it as "entirely false and misleading calculated at deceiving our valued customers and the general public.  
 
In a formal complaint to the Executive Commission of the Media Commission, the management of Ghacem expressed its strongest disapproval to the article in question, which is not only correct but written without evidence and the necessary checks.  
 
Dr. Dawson-Ahmoah emphatically stated that Ghacem’s two cement factories in Tema and Takoradi are in operation and have not shut down as the Vanguard publication of 9th July sought to portray.  
 
He told the Business Chronicle that Ghacem, as at the end of the first half of the year 2007, has had the best of production and dispatch of cement as compared to previous years. He compares the same period this year with last year and states a remarkable increase of about 15% despite the energy crises.  
 
"We want to assure Ghanaians that Ghacem is a good corporate entity that will not create artificial shortages to benefit from unfair trade practices," he stressed.  
 
He re-emphasized Ghacem’s avowed focus of producing and supplying quality cement to the Ghanaian market.  
 
Dr. Dawson-Ahmoah appealed to the media a particularly the Vanguard to show some fairness and equity in their reportage and investigate their leads thoroughly before publishing.  
 
When our news reporter visited Ghacem it was confirmed that production and supply of cement were going on and workers busily working at their respective departments.