Thousands of jobs are expected to be created for the youth of Nsawam and its surrounding communities by Voltic Ghana Limited following the commissioning of its new packaging line at its second facility at Akwadum Near Nsawam in the Eastern region.
The new high speed line which costs $ 6.5 Million dollars is an investment by Coca Cola Beverages Africa,(CCBA), Voltic’s parent company.
The installation of the new line, according to the company serves as an avenues for sustaintained economic acceleration for customers consumers and communities in Ghana.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony last week, Chief Executive Officer of CCBA, Mr Doug Jackson said “We strive to satisfy our key stakeholders each and every day and this mission explains our investment in voltic today.”
He stated that , “Our investment in people and technology has been to increase the production capacity of voltic while providing permanent employment to more than 450 Ghanaians and thousands more in the value chain.”
Delivering a key not Address, deputy minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah congratulated the company on the feat it had achieved over the 23 years of operating in Ghana.
Mr Ahenkorah reiterated government’s support for the private sector indicating, “Government over the years have recognized the role played by the private sector in spurring economic growth and development and as such the private sector has been referred to as the engine of growth. This is because it is the private sector that drives growth, create jobs and pay taxes that finance services and investments.
“Therefore our Priority as government is to put in place what I refer to as an ambitious policy framework that will help businesses to expand and create jobs as well as promote the growth of entrepreneurial opportunities for Ghanaians particularly the youth. We cannot continue to do old things and expect new results.”
The Deputy minister recognized the company for its contribution to the growth of the economy through job creation in the past 23 years and called for patronage of made in Ghana products.
Since its establishment in 1995 voltic has served the Ghanaian market with the best quality water and widely invested in life changing corporate social investments in the areas of health, sanitation, environment, education women empowerment and rural development as part of it contribution to the sustainable development of Ghana.
The new line, the company said would allow it to truly satisfy the demand of its customers and consumers as it continues to play its role as an enabler of job creation.
By Mohammed Suleman