Packaging is key to government’s industrialisation agenda – Minister

Accra, Mr Carlos Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has underscored the importance of the packaging industry saying it is a critical component of industrialisation.

He said packaging, as an integral part of product marketing, was a supply chain function that could not be played out, indicating that it did not only improve the product appeal but also helped to promote the product identity.

Mr Ahenkorah, who was speaking at the commissioning of Fon Packaging Venture, a subsidiary of the Fon Group, in Accra, said packaging was the world’s third largest manufacturing sector next to food and pharmaceuticals.

Fon Packaging is a wholly Ghanaian company that employs innovation and technology in its operation to deliver exceptional packaging solutions to clients.

Mr Ahenkorah said packaging was a key component of government’s export-led industrialisation agenda, which forms a key thematic area in the National Export Strategy.

He said government was, therefore, committed to providing the necessary support for the industry to improve export.

He said packaging was critical to industrialisation, which was the world’s third largest manufacturing sector next to food and pharmaceuticals.

Mr Ahenkorah, therefore, implored the management to keep expanding in readiness for the Government’s One District, One Factory initiative to create jobs for the people.

He said government had, therefore, embarked on a comprehensive industrial transformation and private sector development by implementing a 10-point development agenda, adding that packaging played the central role in all these initiatives.

Mr Emmanuel Ntim, the General Manager of Fon Packaging Venture, said the company provided its clients with high-quality products that offered real value for money.

We believe that technology and innovation is key to our achievements, he said.

Mr Ntim said the company was consistently upgrading its packaging equipment and sourcing high quality raw materials, which would help scale up its market share to better serve its growing clientele.

Mr Fredrick Ntim, the Chairman of Fon Group, commended his business partners for the continuous engagement and support to move the packaging industry forward.

Source: Ghana News Agency