The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, together with the Minority Leader, yesterday led members of the Select Committees of Trade and Industry and Works and Housing on a familiarization tour of Dzata Cement, owned by Ghanaian businessman, Ibrahim Mahama.
The Majority Leader in his remarks, called for the need to extend the government’s private sector initiatives to the company, in order to enable it to expand and employ more young people.
He asked for tax reliefs to be granted to the company to help it grow.
Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, maintained that supporting local companies to increase their production capacity would scale up employment and help in closing the unemployment gap in the economy.
This he said, would also provide Ghana with the buffer to overcome situations like the recent challenges associated with disruption in the supply of goods from other parts of the world.
On his part, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said that the success of the Dzata Cement Limited, ought to be a wakeup call for the political elite to rise above petty partisanship and offer opportunities to local businesses to grow.
“Political colours should not be a guiding factor in determining who does what in our country”.
Ibrahim Mahama, was part of the tour, together with some management staff of the Dzata Cement.