State Housing Company signed MoU with Pozzolana Ghana Limited
5/1/2012 8:30:16 AM -
Gomoa Mprumem (C/R), April 30, GNA - Pozzolana Ghana Limited (PGL), a subsidiary of PMC Global Link of the United States of America and the State Housing Company (SHC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply cement to SHC.
The MoU was signed by Dr Mark Nii Akwei Ankrah, Managing Director of SHC and Mr Gari Kannins, Chief Executive Officer of PMC Global Link, at a ceremony after a tour of the company's facility at Gomoa Mprumem in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region.
Mr Ankrah said the SHC was committed to implementing the government's Better Ghana Agenda by helping to improve the living standards of Ghanaians and providing them with quality housing to reduce the housing deficit in the country.
He said the SHC will be organizing investment and capacity building seminars for local contractors and other stakeholders in the housing industry to upgrade their knowledge and improve on their skills to in order to meet international standards.
Mr Ankrah said PGL was a strategic company which could partner with the SHC to build more houses in the country and that 'SHC has initiated a lot of projects which are ongoing and with the inputs from PGL, we are going to build more houses to serve the country housing needs.'
He called on the chief of Gomoa Mprumem to provide the SHC with the needed land for more work to be done and appealed on the natives to support the Company.
Mr Ankrah said the SHC was taking delivery of 1000 bags of Pozzolana cement instantly and within the period of six months 12,000 more bags would be distributed to all construction sites of SHC in the country.
Mr Gari Kannins said PGL was new in the country but could compare itself to Ghana Cement Company (GHACEM) and Diamond Cement Company, 'but we will overtake them with quality brand of cement.
He said the company has employed over fifty people from the Gomoa Mprumen District and hoped to employ more in the future when the company expands adding that this is just the beginning.
Pozzolana Ghana Limited was established in 2007 to complement the efforts of local and external stakeholders in the housing industry.