LMI Holdings Limited has been encouraged to tie into the One Region, One Industrial Park development policy of the government by extending its operations from Greater Accra Region to other parts of the country.
Deputy Minister for trade and industry, Michael Okyere Baafi, at a street naming ceremony in the Tema Free Zones Enclave on Thursday, said under the industrial transformation agenda, government aimed to establish special economic zones in each of the regions of Ghana which the LMI Holdings had been encouraged to work with the government to achieve.
“We want to encourage LMI Holdings to do more. Government’s agenda in the area of Industrial development park is One Industrial Park, One Region, which we have started well. So we want to encourage LMI Holdings to do more by extending its operations to other parts of Ghana so that they will be able to fit into the government policy of trying to establish at least one Industrial Park in each region,” he said.
Mr. Okere-Baafi commended LMI Holdings for acknowledging some key personalities for their contributions towards the development of their business by naming some major streets in the Tema Free Zones after them.
The street names were, Halifax street, Montreal street, Jack Sinclair street, Sipa Yankey street, Isaac Osei Avenue and Francis Osei Boadu street.
Named after notable personalities, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LMI Holdings, Kojo Aduhene said it was appropriate to acknowledge their important contributions to the development of LMI Holdings.
According to him, most of these personalities had been oblivious of their contributions towards the work and development of LMI Holdings in the past, hence, the need to acknowledge them.
“Over the years, people have helped and it’s always good to show your appreciation and we think this is one good way doing that,” he said.
Mr. Aduhene pledged his readiness to partner the government in the industrialisation agenda of the country, stating that, they are in talks with the government to establish a textile village in the Dawa industrial zone as well as developing another industrial zone in the northern sector of the country.
Former CEO of Ghana COCOBOD, and now the Board Chairman of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) Mr. Isaac Osei expressed gratitude for the recognition and lauded Mr. Aduhene for his vision in the industrialisation agenda.