On Monday, 10th May 2021, l paid working visits to two industrial complexes which bear testimony to the government’s industrial drive.
Toyota Tsusho Manufacturing Ghana
My first stop was the Toyota Tsusho Manufacturing Ghana’s (TTMG) Assembly Plant under construction at the Tema Free Zones Enclave.
I then went on to the Dzata Cement Limited, the first-ever wholly Ghanaian-owned cement production factory in Ghana.
In both places, l witnessed at first hand the hard work and drive of investors and workers to help achieve the government’s development agenda.
At the Toyota Facility, l was conducted round by Mr. Akira Yamada, the Managing Director of the Plant.
This was followed by a briefing session where my team and I were briefed on the activities of the plant leading to its commissioning in the last week of June 2021.
Mr. Yamada commended the high skill levels of the Ghanaian workers which are propelling the company to achieve its targets.
I expressed my appreciation to TTMG for the work done and was grateful to the management for engaging Ghanaian companies and skilled labour in the construction of their facility. I assured them of the government’s readiness to provide the needed atmosphere and structures to ensure the successful establishment of ventures by investors.
TTMG is a registered Pre-Bonafide Assembler for Toyota and Suzuki brand of Vehicles, under the Ghana Automotive Development Policy. The company is set to start commercial operations in August 2021.
At Dzata Cement owned by Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama, I was conducted round by its Managing Director, Nana Philip Archer.
The visit was to apprise me of the operations of the company which is located on a 10-acre land near the Tema Port.
Addressing the management and staff, I applauded them for building an eco-friendly factory.
I expressed my appreciation that the company was wholly Ghanaian-owned and said it was in line with the vision of President Akufo-Addo in helping indigenous entrepreneurs to succeed.
The plant is being constructed for $136M and has an installed capacity of two million tonnes annually.