At a function in Takoradi last weekend to honour cement distributors, Mr. Bjarne Schmidt, Managing Director of GHACEM announced that the Ghana Cement Foundation (GCF), a division of GHACEM, is to donate a total of 30,000 bags of cement valued at one billion cedis to community schools and health institutions throughout the country this year. Last year, the foundation provided similar support for educational and health institutions in 400 communities nationwide towards the improvement in the education and health infrastructure.
Mr Schmidt said the introduction of the GHACEM Super Cement 45.2, was meant to improve on the products of the company so as to give customers the desired satisfaction. He asked Ghanaians to support the company in its expansion programme to meet production targets. Doctor George Dawson-Ahmoah, Marketing Director of the company disclosed that GHACEM sold a total of 33,000,000 bags of cement this year, representing a 12 per cent gain over that of 2002.
Dr. Dawson-Ahmoah said both production and selling were complimentary and urged distributors to see themselves as partners of the company in the discharge of its duties. He said although competition was good, unfair business practices could spell doom for the nation. Dr Dawson-Ahmoah advised distributors to persevere and use their experiences to sell their products and not to allow competition to drive them out of business.