As part of measures to grow Ghanaian-owned businesses, the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Davis Ansah Opoku has urged Ghanaians to buy Dzata cement.
According to Mr Ansah Opoku, this will help Ghana achieve its true industrialisation agenda.
The lawmaker made the statement on Thursday, June 23, 2022, when the Leadership of Parliament visited the premises of the company.
“I have not been here before, but coming here today and seeing the work that is happening here, I am very impressed and I think we must all support the company to grow. We all need to buy the product to give true meaning to Ghana’s industrialisation agenda. Frankly, I am very impressed,” Mr Opoku Ansah said.
On the same call, the entire leadership of Parliament also urged the government to ignore the political coloration of factory owner, Ibrahim Mahama and help the company to grow.
As a result, they pledged the support of the House of Parliament to Dzata Cement—to encourage the company to employ more Ghanaians.
The leadership included the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu as well as members of the Trade, Works, and Housing Committee of Parliament.
Meanwhile, entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Dzata Cement, Ibrahim Mahama applauded the parliamentarians for supporting an indigenous company like Dzata Cement.
He urged the committee to extend the support to more Ghanaian companies by creating a conducive environment for local businesses to thrive.
According to him, the government can achieve that by making the cost of electricity for the industry come down.
He explained that the company is in the process of mining some of the raw materials needed to produce cement locally, which he said will greatly reduce the cost of production.
“The cost of power today must be addressed so that it will not hinder the projects we want to do in the near future in Ghana. There are many prospective areas such as ore that can be explored to create thousands of jobs for Ghanaians.”