Alan Kyerematen, the Minister for Commerce, has charged gamers within the cement business to contemplate sourcing their uncooked supplies domestically.
He mentioned this can assist handle the unemployment state of affairs within the nation.
Kyerematen was chatting with journalists when he paid a working go to to the Dzata Cement manufacturing plant in Tema.
Kyerematen mentioned to deal with the present unemployment state of affairs, native enterprises should be strengthened.
“Yearly, 300,000 younger individuals graduate from our tertiary establishments should you add the variety of people who find themselves graduating from second cycle establishments, no one ought to inform you that our primary growth problem is to establish job alternatives for our teaming youth. That’s the reason I’m pleased that that is additionally going to contribute to the potential for job creation.
“So, on this regard, Ibrahim Mahama and your colleagues within the cement business, I wish to encourage you, when you get to that degree, to have the ability to discover alternatives for utilizing native supplies, to not utterly substitute for clinker however it is going to complement no matter you’ll import,” he mentioned.
Nana Philip Archer, managing director of Dzata Cement, mentioned with the huge funding that has been made into the manufacturing facility, there may be going to be the supply of high-quality cement to feed the development business.
“We’re constructing for generations is as a result of we’ve began this within the 12 months 2021 and it’ll linger on for generations unborn. There are such a lot of plans and for this specific part, a 1.2 million MT capability very quickly, we are going to double that capability and that’s just for the bagging phase. Should you add promoting on to undertaking websites, our capability within the subsequent few years might be three million tons and by far our imaginative and prescient is to guarantee that we turn out to be primary on this nation,” Archer mentioned.
Dzata Cement Restricted, the primary cement manufacturing plant constructed, totally owned and managed by Ghanaians, is situated on about 10 acres of land close to the Tema Port.
The primary part of the corporate which is sort of full has a two-line re-bagging put in capability of 1.2 m MT each year with the second part having a capability of two million MT each year. The ultimate part is anticipated to contain precise manufacturing and bagging of cement utilizing two vertical grinding mills of 1.2 m MT capability every.