Papaye Fast Foods Limited has opened its branch at Frafraha, a community within the Adenta Municipality of the Greater Accra Region on Friday.
It brings to nine the number of branches that the company has in the country after 30 years of existence. Other branches are situated at Osu, Tesano, Spintex Road, Lapaz, Awudome, Haatso and Tema.
The new branch is designed with technolgy aimed at serving customers effectively and efficiently.
Speaking at the opening of the branch, the Group Chairman of the Papaye Group of Companies, Dr Samir Kalmoni, said the cooperation of governments, media and consumers had resulted in the opening of the nineth branch of Papaye with total staff strength of 600.
He said over the years the company had operated as “good citizen” and adhered to all regulatory requirements on health and safety which included being environmentally responsible and also being the torch bearer in the fast food sector.
Dr Kalmoni urged the staff at Frafraha to remain focused, work hard and give out their best adding that “remember the customer is the reason you are in business.”
The Director of Corporate Affairs at the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Jones Aruna Nelson, said Papaye had been a key player in the hospitality value chain by offering food and drinks as well as selling Ghana.
He encouraged every Ghanaian to participate in the “December in GH” events and activities which were being held from November 2022 to January 2023.
He mentioned that the “December in GH” calendar had over 90 events that had been endorsed.
Mr Nelson commended the management of Papaye Fast Food for promoting domestic tourism and supporting government’s initiative by creating jobs and opportunities for the youth.
He again appreciated the company for increasing the tourism receipts which was a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the hospitality sector.
The Managing Director of Papaye, Mr Emmanuel Tefe, said per the policy of the company, 60 per cent of the work force was from the community which was aimed at curbing unemployment in Frafraha and its environs.
He stated that the opening of the branch was in response to the increase of concern of people within the community to provide them with their share of Papaye.
BY VIVIAN ARTHUR