Papaya Fast Food last Tuesday, outdoored its newest Awudome branch of their restaurant in Accra.
The new branch will serve customers from Kaneshie, Bubiashie, Darkuman, Odorkor, Industrial Area, and Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Mr Daniel Kodwo Asiedu earlier in his welcome address said the Awudome branch was the 6th to be opened in Accra.
He said, this big success, was as a result of careful planning, hard work, and tireless support of their valued customers.
The executive chairman of Papaye Fast Foods, Dr Samir Kalmoni, in a speech read on his behalf, said he started the company alone some 26 years ago.
He said by dint of hard work, coupled with dedicated staff, Papaye now employs over 500 people, with a customer base of over a million people.
Dr Kalmoni said it had always been the vision of Papaye to be the brand and market leader in the integrated hospitality industry in Ghana.
He said the core values of excellence, integrity, service and diversity was what had seen Papaye grow from strength to strength.
“Our value of excellence has spurred us on to seek excellence in all our endeavours and we are committed to continuous improvement,” he said.
Dr Kalmoni said, the company had fulfilled all its statutory obligations; paid its taxes regularly; received awards for being good corporate citizen and the restaurant of the year 2018, during Ghana Business Awards.
He expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) for their encouragement and support.
The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Sackey, was the Special Guest of Honour.
She admonished Papaye to maintain good hygiene, especially at the kitchen, where customers did not have access to and commended Papaye for maintaining high standards and creating jobs as well to complement government’s efforts.
She disclosed that, the government would aggressively create the necessary environment for private businesses to thrive in the country.
The Deputy Minister asked the company to motivate its workforce for positive results.
Mrs Agnes Ohene, of the GTA, said they were happy to see new additions, because it would bring a healthy competition.
She said because of Papaye’s excellent services, GTA granted them their operating license in seven days instead of 21 days.
By Francis Xah