Gov’t to take steps to regulate cement production – Deputy Trade Minister

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Michael Okyere Barfi has hinted that, government will soon inaugurate a committee with the aim pf introducing regulations to monitor the cement manufacturing sector.

This, he noted, will help streamline the operations and also reinforce the needed standardization for the construction sector.

Mr Okyere Baafi who is also lawmaker for New Juaben, disclosed at the launch of a joint partnership with Kumasi Technical Universities’ Institute of Research, Innovation and Development and CIMAF Ghana Limited.

The initiative seeks to give formal training and certification to 1,400 artisans who have been selected nationwide to be trained to buttress the informal training they have received already.

The Technical Director of CIMAF Berzouki Abdelkarim noted that, CIMAF Ghana will not relent on its effort to sharpen the skills of artisan within the construction sector.

He explained that, as a company whose main aim is to see Africa excel in all aspect of its development, the company cannot risk this golden opportunity of Skills development agenda of the government of Ghana through its TVET programme.

The Director of Sales and Marketing of CIMAF Ghana Mr. Joseph Kobina Aboo further explaining the purpose of the initiative said, without skill enhancement, artisans who are mainly the end user may not be able to utilize the full benefit of the various grades of cement for a better construction industry.

He therefore urge the beneficiaries to take the training opportunity serious.

By Laud Adu Asare||Ghana

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