Keda Ghana Limited, producers of Twyford Ceramic Tiles in Ghana have donated an amount of twenty thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc 20,000) to the Western Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The donation was to enable the Association to refurbish the Western Regional Press Center and to resource it to host its activities.
Presenting the cheque, the Commercial Manager of Keda Ghana Limited, Mr David Wei explained that the donation was in response to an appeal made by the Association to the company to help renovate the Center and make it congenial for journalists.
He indicated that the company aims at impacting positively on its areas of operations and having good partnerships with its stakeholders.
The Human Resource Manager, Dr David Yevugah on his part pledged the company’s readiness to assist in putting the Center into proper shape to serve its purpose.
Western Regional Chairman of the Association, Mr Desmond Cudjoe who received the donation on behalf of the Association was happy about the gesture and commended the management of the company considering their proposal.
He announced that the donations received towards the refurbishment of the Center so far have been put to good use and assured that all others will be put to good use as well.
He, therefore, called on other institutions to emulate the kind gesture of Keda Ghana Limited and all the other entities such as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and Zeal Environmental Technologies among others for their support.
Keda Ghana Limited located in Aboadze in the Shama District is one of the five (5) companies in operation under the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative doing well in the Western Region
The company was adjudged the Company of the Year in the Western Region at the third edition of the Western Regional Business Awards ceremony held in Takoradi.
The company uses locally available raw materials such as clay, as the major input in the manufacture of ceramic products.
In 2019, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Keda was able to export 7,156,800-meter square of ceramics amounting to USD22.9 million, which increased to the 10,540,800-meter square in 2020 and raked in USD34.8 million. The projection for 2021 export was expected to hit 12,355,200 metric square with USD39.5 million as foreign exchange generation.
The total investment in the projects is estimated at USD 150 million and the Government has provided exemptions in the area of equipment, machinery, and construction materials among others to enhance the operations of the company.
The company has so far provided employment estimated at more than two thousand (2,000), directly and indirectly for both the first phase and second phases. This figure is expected to increase to more than five thousand (5,000) this year.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a recent visit commissioned the third phase and at the same time cut the sod for the commencement of the 4th phase of the project.
He was very enthused about the fast progress and expansion of the company and said that the expertise of Keda Ceramics and the reputation for its best qualities had positioned the company to be competitive not only in Ghana but the whole of West Africa.
The President commended the promoters for having confidence in the Government and the Ghanaian economy and assured them of the Government’s continuous support to expand operations and take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.