In a bid to drive the county’s Industrialization agenda, some section of the media, have toured the Dawa Industrial Zone, DIZ, in the Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra region to assess the extent of work done at the Dawa Industrial Zone.
The Dawa Industrial Zone, is Ghana’s ultra modern location for all types of industry which is the new flagship industry park of LMI Holdings, developers of the Greenwich Industrial Park in the Tema Free Zone Enclave.
The twenty two thousand (22,000) acre DIZ is a multipurpose industrial park which can be demarcated to suit specialized industry groupings.
Officials of the Dawa Industrial Zone conducted the media round the facilities at the industrial park to assess the extent of work done.
The first point of call, was the Greenwich Industrial Park in the Tema Free Zone Enclave to toured some of the industries operating in that enclave.
After touring the Greenwich Industrial Park in the Tema Free Zone Enclave, the journalists were taken to the power station of the DIZ, where the Enclave Power Company, in collaboration with the Ghana Grid Company (GridCo) Limited,80-million Dollar project that will provide 396 megawatts of power for the industrial enclave.
The Area Manager of the Enclave Power Company of the Dawa Substation, Atulley Solomon Akandi, noted that the Dawa substation is the second substation built by Enclave Power Company after the Tema Free Zone substation.
He said the project include provision of a well-developed 34.5KV distribution network to reliable and adequately serve all prospective customers at the park.
“The construction of the substation well in advance of customers moving into the DIZ assures potential investors of access to adequate and reliable electricity, a key input for industrial operations. Investors choosing ton site within the DIZ can be sure to have the most stable and reliable supply of electricity that can be found within Ghana,” He stated.
Mr. Akandi noted that the development of the Substation will provide support for government’s efforts in encouraging the development of industrial parks to attract manufacturing industries do provide employment and also to promote economic growth.
He added that the company will construct a 16MWp roof-top PV Solar plant at the Tema Free Zones Enclave, the largest roof-top plant in Africa.
Addressing the media after tour, the Business Development Manager LMI Holdings, Uriel Marquaye, said the LMI Holdings is a highly diversified Ghanaian conglomerate with a presence in the construction, land investment and development, real estate development, warehousing and logistics, utilities and ICT sectors in Ghana.
He stated that the facility is estimated to house about 400 companies as occupants at the Dawa Industrial Zone.
Mr Marqauye was hopeful that the facility will rake in more revenue for government with the coming on board of the right investors.
“We Ghanaians stand to benefit from job opportunities, revenue and taxes that will flow into government coffers. So these are all some of the initiatives that LMI Holdings is undertaking in support of government’s industrialization agenda,” he added.
He assured investors and the business community that the right infrastructure had been put in place at the industrial park to guarantee their safety and give them value for money.
The Operations Manager of LMI Holdings, Christine Akuffo, earlier briefed the media on the operations of the LMI Holdings.
According to her, the Dawa Industrial Zone is purposefully designed to host a wide range of light and heavy industries as well as warehouses across various sector on the erected 22,000 acres land fully funded by LMI Holdings, an ingenious private company.
Madam Christine Akuffo, pointed out that her outfit will continue to make further enhancements to the DIZ to entrench its position as the most attractive location for industry in West Africa.
She added that over the years her outfit has demonstrated in full measure the ability of the Ghanaian to innovate and deliver exceptional products, services and value in the face of the challenging business environment in a third-world setting.
By: Paul Mamattah