The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu together with the Minority Leader on Thursday, June 23 led members of the Select Committees on Trade and Industry and Works and Housing on a familiarisation tour of Dzata Cement.

The Majority Leader in his remarks highlighted the need to extend the benefits of government-private sector initiatives to the company, in order to enable it to expand and employ more young people.

Leadership of Parliament pays familiarisation visit to Dzata Cement
The leadership of Parliament at the premises of Dzata Cement

He said tax relief will be granted to the company.

Kyei Mensah-Bonsu maintained that supporting local companies to increase their production capacity would scale up employment and help in closing the unemployment gap in the economy.

It will also provide Ghana with the buffer to overcome situations like the recent challenges associated with the disruption in the supply of goods from other parts of the world.

Leadership of Parliament pays familiarisation visit to Dzata Cement
The leadership of Parliament at the premises of Dzata Cement

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu on his part said that the success of the Dzata Cement Limited ought to be a wake-up call for the political elite to rise above petty partisanship and offer opportunities to local businesses to grow.

“Political colours should not be a guiding factor in determining who does what in our country”.

Leadership of Parliament pays familiarisation visit to Dzata Cement
The leadership of Parliament at the premises of Dzata Cement

The Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Davis Ansah Opoku also urged Ghanaians to buy Dzata Cement.

According to Mr. Ansah Opoku, this will help Ghana achieve its true industrialisation agenda.

“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.