LMI Holdings, the primary developer of Ghana’s foremost and biggest industrial parks in Ghana – Meridian Industrial Park and Dawa Industrial Zone, has organised Ghana’s first Industrial Trade Show for manufacturing companies.
The trade show witnessed over 20 multi-sectoral light and heavy industries, as well as manufacturing companies in the agro-processing, garment and textiles, pharmaceuticals and metal and plastic manufacturers, among others.
Mr. Kojo B. Aduhene, Chief Executive Officer of LMI Holdings, explained that: “The idea behind the trade show was to exhibit the developments that LMI has achieved over the past 20 years, what we have been up to in terms of industrialisation and what we have in mind for the future – which is the Dawa Industrial City”.
He stated that the trade show’s objective was to create awareness about the industrial parks, and for the public to recognise there are both domestic and international companies operating in the enclave.
“The industrial parks built by LMI Holdings have constant electricity and clientele do not worry about power outages,” he added. According to him, “The show is for tenants of the Meridian Industrial Park (MIP) and Dawa Industrial Zone to tell their own stories and not anyone doing that for them, because everyone has a story to tell.
“The trade show is just a start of the industrialisation story. We do not want a situation where after signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) headquartered in Accra, Ghanaian companies will not benefit from it. We want Ghana to contribute and participate meaningfully, and to do that we need to have industrialisation; hence this trade show to tell our story.”
Among the exhibitors at this year’s mini-edition were included Cargill, Dutch & Co, Agility, Cal Bank, Stanbic Bank, FNB Bank, Niche Cocoa, Duraplast, Southern Utilities, LMI Logistics, Atlantic Concrete and Silver Star Auto Limited.