Savannah Region viable for cement production – Regional Minister woos investors
Savannah Regional Minister, Saeed Muhazu Jibril has disclosed that one of the best places for the production of large-scale cement in the country at a lower cost is the Savannah Region.
The Minister made this revelation on Sunday, October 23, 2022 when he interacted with the press to deliver the State of the Savannah Region under the NPP administration in Accra.
Addressing the media, Hon, Saeed Jibril touted the Savannah Region as one of the best places for investors interested in mining of gold and production of cement.
The minister explained that one of major commodities needed in the production of cement is the clinker which he revealed exists in large and commercial quantities in the region, specifically at Buipe.
Commenting on the skyrocketing cost of cement presently in the country, he noted that an establishment of a cement production factory in the Savannah Region due the abundance of clinker will go a large extent in beating down the price of the very important building material.
According to the Minister, because Ghana is not presently making use of the very important commodity, the clinker is currently being exported from the Savannah Region to neighboring countries especially Burkina Faso.
He therefore used the opportunity to call on all investors, both foreign and local to consider the establishment of a cement production factory in the Savannah Region as a viable investment opportunity and further pledged that his office will provide all the needed assistance to such investors.
“Let me say that Savannah Region is welcoming all investors. In the Savannah Region, we have large deposits of gold and clinker. Today, you go and ask of price of cement and you won’t believe it. We have the raw materials lying in Buipe at whatever quantities. As I speak, clinker is exported from Ghana and the Savannah Region to Burkina Faso,” Hon. Saeed Jibril noted.
He further indicated that “if we make good use of what we here, I think price of very important commodities will go down. The Savannah Region is calling on all investors who are interested.”
Source: ABC News