Groupe Nduom (GN) has commissioned the GN Industrial Estate which is located at Elmina in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) municipality of the Central Region.
The estate consists of industries in food packaging, assembly of electronic products, printing and logistics.
The four companies operating within the confines of the estate comprise Freshpak Products, GN Printing, GN Electronics and GN Logistics.
In an address at the ceremony, James Asare Agyei, President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), appealed to the government to offer the necessary support for local industries for them to meet the demands of the time.
He explained that, indigenous industries in Ghana were going through turbulent times as a result of the current business climate which always favour foreign companies.
Mr. Adjei noted that a decline in the growth of indigenous Ghanaian industries would have to be checked with the adoption of the necessary approaches that would help sustain local businesses.
Additionally, he appealed to local businesses to consider the establishment of industrial estates in order to compete favourably with foreign companies on both the international and local markets.
The President of Groupe Nduom, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, in an address, appealed to the government to consider supporting businesses with the needed infrastructure that would enhance the operations of indigenous businesses.
He also appealed to traditional authorities to support in terms of land allocation and explained that, the problem of land acquisition had always been a disservice for the expansion of indigenous businesses.
Dr. Nduom expressed the commitment of GN in contributing its quota towards the nation’s industrialisation drive.
He assured that GN would establish a company at Komenda after the completion of the Komenda Sugar Factory to create an additional job opportunity for the people.
From David O. Yarboi-Tetteh, Elmina