Trade Minister tours Dawa Industrial Park
Dawa (G/A), Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry, on Monday toured the Dawa Industrial park in the Greater Accra Region as part of government’s industrial transformational agenda of one region, one park.
The Minister visited the project’s 330/34.5kv substation panel, which would be operational in August 2018 and the Atlantic Concrete Products, which produces building blocks, pavement blocks and covered pipes.
The facility is under the management of LMI Holdings, a private consortium company, with Murphy, as the contractor for the project.
Mr Kyeremanten said the project was part of government’s initiative to develop 10 new industrial parks across the country to maximize the potential for job creation and effectively anchor the country’s industrialization programme.
According to the Minister, Industrial parks, special economic zones, eco-industrial parks, technology parks, and innovation districts were seen as critical strategies for economic development in countries around the world.
He said government’s agenda for economic growth and job creation was underpinned by a programme of rapid and aggressive industrialization and value addition, especially in agro-processing and vibrant manufacturing.
Mr Kyeremanten was impressed with the start of the project and was optimistic it would stimulate economic development in the country for sustainable advancement.
He said these policy initiatives and programmes would be complemented by other policy interventions across government to leverage optimal support for the development of the private sector.
The Minister assured the business community and all stakeholders of government’s commitment to ensuring the successful implementation of the initiatives that would be one of the significant contributions to the transformation of the national economy.
He said the module was a public private partnership, and that, within the next two years, the industrial parks would become the attraction of the world.
He said the facility provided opportunities for local investors to locate their industries in enclaves that provide reliable supply of energy, water and other infrastructural development.
Mr Ernest Owusu-Afari, the Director of LMI Holdings, said the facility occupies a 2,000-acre area of land, which would house tenants for industrial activities and as well create job opportunities for the citizenry.
Mr Owusu-Afari said Golden Millan Company, a Chinese aluminium company, was the first tenant on the facility and that the company would be fully operational by October 2018.
Source: Ghana News Agency