The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has commended Toyota Ghana for playing a pivotal role in the development of the Ghanaian automobile industry.
According to him, the company had not only focused on satisfying the motoring needs of Ghanaians but has also consistently provided quality service by training staff to upgrade their skills.
Mr. Iddrisu speaking at the Seventh Toyota National Skills Contest held on Saturday in Accra said that the ministry was keen about human resource development in the country and had launched the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) early this year to provide skills and jobs for the youth through the Youth Employment Study Commission.
He said that the improvement and enhancement of skills of technicians make them better to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the country.
“I congratulate all contestants, especially those who are winners to represent Ghana in Japan to make us proud,” he said.
The Managing Director of Toyota Ghana Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu said that the objective of the contest was to develop the skill of technicians and customer service personnel.
Mr. Suematsu said this establishes the fact that quality checks, customer care and safety were important in their operations and has helped in improving the skills of staff over the years.
The keenly contested competition saw Emmanuel Essibu, Accra branch emerging as winner for the Technicians Category, Emmanuel Gyetuah Boadi, Tarkwa branch, first runner up and Bismark Frimpong, Tema branch, second runner up.
Peter Adu Brentu, Tarkwa branch emerged winner of the Parts Advisors Category, while Zakari Yahaya, Accra branch was first runner up and Emmanuel Kyei Appauh, Accra branch was second runner up.
Both winners took away a cash prize of GH¢1,500, a 42-inch Smart TV, a trophy, certificate of participation and a fully paid trip to represent Ghana at the Customer Service Champions Assembly in Japan.
By Emelia Enyonam Kuleke