Western Diamond to sustain investment in Ghana

The Western Diamond Cement Limited (WDCL), said it would sustain its investment in Ghana and support industrialisation and businesses in the country because of its favourable economic factors.

The Chairman of the Corporate Group of Companies of Diamond Cement, Mr. Manubhai Jetehbhai Patel, said the WDCL would also support the country’s infrastructural development because of its vibrant economy.

He was speaking at the launch of ‘Diamond Cement,’ produced at Bokoro in the Ahanta West District of Western Region, on Monday.

Mr Patel said the new 55-million dollar (GH¢200 million) Western Diamond Cement plant project with a clinker storage of 65,000 metric tonnes and capacity of one million metric tonnes per annum, was completed this year.

He said the company “entered West Africa in 1991, through the Ghana and the company engaged in a joint venture, by establishing Tema Steel Company to revive the ailing Steel Works of the Ghana Industrial Holding Company (GIHOC).”

Mr. Patel mentioned that the company established Diamond Cement Ghana Limited in Aflao, in the Volta Region and the Savanna Diamond Company in Buipe, in the Northern Region.

He praised the people of the Western Region for their hospitality towards the staff of the company, adding the group would give direct employment opportunities to approximately 200 people and indirect jobs to about 1,500 individuals in the region.

The Manager of Quality Assurance of WDCL, Mr. Buddharaju V.K. Raju, said the company would continue to do business in Africa.

The company, he said, had operated in regional and international regions including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea Conakry.

Mr Raju said the company would initiate measures to prevent dust and noise pollution and traffic congestion in its operational areas.

“We will strive for excellence in all our endeavours as we monitor quality and ensure customer delight and best services.” he assured.

From Clement Adzei Boye,Takoradi

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