ABOUT 4,263 communities have benefitted from the Ghacem Cement Foundation (GCF) since its inception in 2002, Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, Chairman of the foundation has said.
Nana Agyensaim, who was speaking at the GCF Northern Sector Awards last week in Kumasi, said for 14 years now the Foundation had provided free cement to health and educational institutions to support their infrastructure development.
“From 2002 to date, a total of 420,000 bags of cement at a cost of GH¢13.4 million has been donated free of charge to qualified schools and hospitals in Ghana”.
This initiative, Nana Prah emphasised, demonstrates Ghacem’s pledge towards supporting development in Ghana.
“As a good corporate citizen, Ghacem does not only ensure that it pays taxes and dividend to government but we equally support government’s development agenda,” he said.
As a traditional ruler, he seized the occasion to appeal to Ghanaians to avoid any conflict and illegalities in the upcoming election, explaining that a peaceful election would boost investor confidence
Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of Ghacem, in a speech, said Ghacem would continue to sustain the gesture since it was bent on supporting health and educational institutions in deprived areas of the country.
“This effort can only be sustained if Government continues to support local industries from unfair trade practices, especially the importation of foreign cement brands.” He urged the beneficiaries to keep safe the cement allocation chit and take timely delivery to re-inform the objective of applying
Nana Philip Archer, Commercial Director of Ghacem, who commented on the company’s new product – Ghacem Super Strong (42.5r), said it was tailored to meet the demands of developers in the Precast business especially block makers and concrete manufacturers among others.
“For those who do not know, you cannot use one type of cement to construct all manner of projects. As such using the right type of cement will avert calamities in our built environment. This informed the company’s decision to introduce the Ghacem Super Strong which guarantees extra strength, has maturity and sets faster.”
The commercial director cautioned the public to avoid buying inferior cement products.
He said some of the cement on the market had exceeded 90 days which meant they had expired
By Times Reporter