Ghana building code is launched

Ghana building code is launched
02 November 2018

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) has made a comprehensive 'Ghana Building Code' to ensure cement sold in the country is within the standards specified in the code.

CMAG's Executive Secretary, Rev Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah believes the code will serve as a check to flush out sib-standard cement on the market.

The code was launched by by Vice  President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. It consists of 38 parts and 1700 pages covering the essential areas of safe operation of the building and construction industry.

Rev. Dr Dawson-Ahmoah, on behalf of the Cement manufacturers, described the launch of the building Code as welcoming to the cement industry as it is faced with several unfair trade practices since the country started to receive imports of finished bagged cement products from undisclosed countries.

"The valuations were manipulated and packing was also not environmentally friendly. We are therefore happy because the unfair practices and sub-standard cement will have no place in Ghana's Construction industry," he said.

The cement manufacturers association of Ghana (CMAG) is comprised of Ghacem Ltd, Diamond Cement group, CIMAF Ghana Ltd, and CBI Ghana Ltd.

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