Business News of Saturday, 8 November 2014
Source: Graphic Online
A delegation of assembly members from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly have paid a familiarisation visit to the factory of PREFOS Limited, a local Ghanaian company that assembles street lights in the country. The factory is located at Adarko-Jachie near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The company also installs street lights and offers training for electricians from various assemblies in order that they may maintain and install street lights in their localities.
The 32-member team was led by Mr Ibrahim Baidoo, the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive and included Mr J. A. Asihene, the Municipal Co-ordinating Director. The assembly members were also accompanied by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Sarpong. The delegation undertook the visit to acquaint themselves with the processes of work at the factory.
The assembly members were conducted round the factory’s assembling plant by Mr Frank Agyeman, the Financial Director of PREFOS Limited. He said the company was established to provide reliable supply of quality street lights, good installation and their effective maintenance.
He said the company had in addition established a training school on its factory premises where it offers in-service training for electricians to enable them to maintain and service the street lights after installation.
Mr Agyeman said the company was determined to partner with the assemblies and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), to cut down on the cost of importation of street lights and poles which was becoming too expensive for the assemblies. He said the training programme was also the company’s way of addressing the unemployment situation in the country.
The MCE for Ashaiman, Mr Ibrahim Baidoo, commended the factory for the high quality of street lights and poles it was producing.
Speaking after the inspection tour, Dr Samuel Sarpong said the government was determined to support and encourage local entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in order to reduce unemployment in the country.