Ghana: Government backs pozzolana cement

Ghana:  Government backs pozzolana cement
Published: 22 August 2012

New schools and housing units in Ghana are to be built with pozzolana cement after the government signed an agreement with Pozzolana Ghana Limited (PGL).

The Architecture Engineering Service Ltd (AESL), State Housing Company and SADA are spearheading the initiative and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to execute government projects with proportional pozzolana cement, Vivek Garg, PGL managing director, told the Ghana News Agency.

He said PGL was transporting thousands of bags of pozzolana cement to all AESL regional offices across the country to be used in implementing the government’s programme of removing schools under trees.

The State Housing Company is building its new estates in Adenta using pozzolana cement mainly for its concrete works, blocks and drainage systems.

Mr Garg said PGL and the country stood at the threshold of transforming the construction industry with its low-cost pozzolana cement produced from clay and palm kernel. This type of cement was developed and approved by the government as a new construction material for any kind of building.

The Ghana Building and Road Research Institute conducted extensive research on the production of pozzolana from clay and has exclusively- licensed PGL to produce the cement.