Locaf Industries Limited, a bitumen-emulsion producing company at Nkoranza, a town in the Atwima Kwanwoma District last Wednesday celebrated its 15th anniversary in the road construction business.
Speaking at the elaborate ceremony that included the giving of awards to the hardworking staff, Mr Robert Samuel, General Manager of Locaf traced the history of the company and noted the difficulties they had encountered while trying to develop the parcel of land which seemed uninhabitable at that time.
He thanked the Chiefs and people of the Nkoranza community for allowing Locaf to establish its bitumen plant on the land which they had earlier bought for poultry production.
Mr Samuel said as part of the company’s commitment to showing appreciation to the Nkoranza community they decided to put up the children’s library for pupils within the ages of 4(four) and 12.
‘’We have come thus far by the grace of God and the benevolence of the Chiefs and people of this community and as we celebrate our 15th year in existence I pay tribute to my Managing Director, Frank Achampong as well as to the hardworking staff and my wife for the support they have given me all the way up to this time’’, Mr Samuel stressed.
Speaking at the gathering later, Reverend Ransford Obeng, General Overseer of Calvary Charismatic Center (CCC) advised both staff and workers of Locaf to be diligent in all they do at the plant site.
He noted that as believers of God and workers they should strive to live better legacies at the departments they occupy so they are proudly remembered when they are no more.
Mr Frank Achampong, Managing Director at LOCAF commended management for their prudence in handling the operations of the company.
He noted that it is that kind of discipline that has endeared the company to the Ghana Highway Authority and the Ministry of Roads and Transport.
COMMISSIONING OF LIBRARY:
Commissioning the fully furnished and stocked library at the plant site as part of the company’s social responsibility, Mr Victor De-Graft Etsison, District Director of Education for Atwima Kwanwoma said the idea of a library is a good one.
According to him, the teaching and learning at school is enhanced by the research pupils do on their own and thus any place like a library is a good initiative.
On her part, Mrs Pancy Samuel, wife of the GM and main sponsor for the library project said she had become a useful person in life because of the investments that was made in her education.
Mrs Pancy urged the pupils including the over 250 bible school children she teaches to make important use of the library facility to polish their grammar and diction.
Chairing the ceremony was Dr Joe Mbawuni, a lecturer and Pastor at CCC, Rev Samuel Aduama, Head Pastor-Atasemanso branch of CCC as well as customers and partners of locaf industries.
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