Government ready to partner, support indigenous Ghanaian companies – Veep

John Mahama - Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment to support and partner indigenous Ghanaian industries to develop and create job opportunities.

He therefore appealed to managements of various Ghanaian companies to be innovative and creative in developing business plans that would create adequate jobs for Ghanaians.

Vice president Mahama made this call on Wednesday when he inspected JOSPONG Automobile Assembling Plant off the Tema Motorway in Accra.

The Company, which is totally Ghanaian, has so far built a total of 250 DONFENG Tipper trucks at the site.

Apart from selling in the local market, the company has started exporting some of the assembled vehicles to Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Zambia.

The Vice President, who also visited the assembling plants of tricycles for the collection of waste throughout the country, said government would continue to create an enabling environment for businesses to triumph and called on them to go the extra mile to make innovations that would attract partnerships from all angles of development.

The Vice President appealed to various media organizations to support government’s call to fight the menace of waste in the country, by hyping on the negatives of poor waste disposal.

Mr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Chief Executive Officer of JOSPONG Group of Companies including Zoomlion Ghana Limited, said his companies were employing a total of 70,000 workers in all the subsidiary companies in Ghana.

The company also have subsidiaries in Angola, Equitorial Guinea, Togo and Zambia that were employing so many workers.

Mr Agyepong said the automobile assembling company in Ghana was currently employing 100 persons and would soon have a workforce of 500. He added that another plant would be opened in Kumasi to cater for the demands of the northern sector and Burkina Faso.

He said his outfit had also established an institute of waste management and would partner the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Polytechnics to train their students practically at the institute.

He said apart from the engines that were imported, all other parts such as tyres, bodies among others were manufactured in the company.

Source: GNA

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