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    Gov’t to take steps to regulate cement manufacturing sector – Dep Trades Minister

    Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Michael Okyere Barfi has hinted that government will soon inaugurate a committee which establish regulations to monitor the cement manufacturing sector.

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

    He made this known while speaking at the launch of a joint partnership with Kumasi Technical University’s 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 Abdel-karim 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 program.

    The Director of Sales and Marketing of CIMAF Ghana, Mr. Joseph Kobina Aboo explaining the purpose of this 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 urged the beneficiaries to take the training opportunity serious.

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