By Cecil Mensah
CFAO –Equipment Ghana Limited in partnership with Toyota Ghana Limited, has launched a state- of- the art forklifts to boost the business of agriculture, shipping logistics and the construction sub-sector of the economy.
CFAO, was a company created about one hundred fifty years ago and started operations in the Ghana in 1999.
Since then, the company has been spreading into the English speaking countries in the West African sub-region, distributing and repairing equipment for transportation.
These were the words of Mr. Michel –Olivier Louis, the Managing Director of CFA0- Ghana Limited at the launch of the Toyota Forklift in Accra.
He said, since the inception CFAO, the company has been able distribute over one million durable equipment, to over two hundred countries across the world.
He added that the company has helped in growing Ghana’s economy over the past years of operation in the country.
He disclosed that the company would inject two million Ghana Cedis into the establishment of an equipment repairing centre to be operational in the industrial enclave area of Tema by the beginning of next year.
Unveiling the forklift at the ceremony, the Deputy Minister for Transport, Joyce BawaMontari, said Ghana has so many investment areas in the sub-region.
She said Ghana has had a long standing relationship with French government over the years.
She commended the French government showing interest in the economy of the country.
According to her, Ghana is working hard for a healthy economy to become a testimony of invest climate in the sub-region.
She posited that it was the vision of the President to expand infrastructure because no country develops without infrastructure hence the massive expansion of infrastructure in the country.
She reminded the French investors and Japanese investors gathered at the ceremony that the country has a challenge of engaging its teeming youth across the country.
She urged the investors to set up assembling plants in the country to engage the teeming youth and share knowledge on their expertise.
According to her, this will create job opportunities for the teeming youth who are idling about after the completion of their education.
She explain that it is view of this that the government has taken the Public Private Partnership serious to woo more investors into the country and make the country the investment hub of West Africa.
She appealed to them to make their equipment cheaper to enable more and more Ghanaians patronize their products and asked them to enjoy the country’s hospitality whilst they stay in the country.