Ghana: calls for end to bagged imports

Ghana: calls for end to bagged imports
19 February 2015

The Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of GHACEM, Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, has called on the country’s government to ban imports of bagged cement into the country, stressing that domestic supplies are sufficient to meet local requirements.

Speaking to newsmen in Takoradi after a meeting with the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, who was on a working visit to the company, Dr Dawson-Ahmoah declared: “We have sufficient quantity of locally produced cement to drive the economy and contribute to national development.” Dr Dawson-Ahmoah, therefore, called for an immediate ban on the importation of cement.

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah assured GHACEM of his full support and co-operation to move the industry forward, stressing that the government would take action against any unfair trade practices in the industry and asked to be provided with full details for proper redress.

Dr Dawson-Ahmoa also added that recent inadequate power supply in the country had affected GHACEM, and called on the minister to address the situation to support production efforts.

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