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Tape cutting moment at the inauguration ceremony
Tape cutting moment at the inauguration ceremony

Voltic gives hope to Nsawam youth

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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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 

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