Western Diamond Cement opens in Western Region

50592290.295Western Diamond Cement Limited (WDCL) has launched its product in Takoradi under the brand name ‘Diamond Cement’ to meet requirements of the construction industry.

The company, which has the first vertical plant in Ghana, will produce higher grade 42.5rapid and 32.5 rapid respectively as well as clinker storage of 6,500 metric tonnes.

Mr. Buddarajo Roju, Manager of Quality Control at Western Diamond Cement Limited, explained that the company is under the Diamond Cement Group Limited located at Bokro in the Ahanta West district of the Western Region — and has branches at Aflao in the Volta Region and Buipe in the Northern Region.

He noted that Ghana is a vibrant economy with rapid growth in the entire West Africa, especially infrastructural development: “We at WDCL would like to join hands with you in this cause of national development.

“Our company will give direct employment opportunities for about 600 people and about 4,000 indirect individuals — again, WDCL will give direct employment opportunities to approximately 200 people and about 1,500 indirect individuals.

He said the company is committed to implementing the Environmental Impact Statement to the Environmental Protection Agency, and mitigation measures on dust generation, noise impact, as well as liquid and solid waste.

Mr. Prakash Bhatt, Senior Marketing Manager of the company, said WDCL is making strides in contributing to the cement industry by employing local resources — “Importations from China and Nigeria are affecting our business, whereas we are unable to export to those countries.

“With a total capacity of 3.5million m/t per annum from Diamond Cement Group Company, local manufacturers have the capacity to fulfil local demands for the cement industry.”

Mr. George Aboagye, Member of Parliament for the Ahanta West district in the Western Region, said the company started recruiting people in it catchment area two week ago.

“Opportunities are there for those who want a job in the company,” he said, and expressed hope that the corporate social responsibility project will take on board activities in the area

source: ghanaweb.com

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