As part of efforts to make people look good, feel good and get more out of life, Unilever Ghana Limited has inaugurated a personal care factory and amenities block in Tema.
The factory worth 4.4 million euros, the first of its kind in Africa will produce some brands like Lux, Lifebuoy, Rexona and Geisha.
The factory is also expected to employ 27 direct employees and thousands of indirect employment in the sales, packing and ingredients supplies.
The amenities block on the other hand is to improve personal hygiene employers, improve the quality of products and customer service.
It comprises a 436 changing and locker rooms for both male and female members of staff, 50 shower rooms, 40 toilets, a laundry room, an ultra modern gym and vitality centre, a car park and a refurbish store to sell Unilever products to employees.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Tema, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever PLC, Paul Polman said the project will improve the health and wellbeing of employees and also create jobs for Ghanaians.
“The factory will also serve as a hub to supply semi-finished goods to Nigeria and finished goods to Francophone West African countries” he added.
The CEO of Unilever Plc indicated that due to the introduction of modern equipments, production cost of the company will reduce by 10 percent.
Mr. Paul Polman was optimistic the new factory would also boost the country’s economy and improve the quality of products and customer services.
On his part, the acting Minister of Trade and Industry, Major Dr. Mustapha Ahmed (rtd.) emphasized government’s commitment to develop a vibrant private sector to accelerate the development of the country.
He said government appreciates Unilever’s quest to create a single value added production chain by parallel investment to use oil in products manufactured in Ghana for local use and export.
The Acting Trades Minister commended Unilever for using local raw materials for their products and urged other companies to emulate the Unilever example.
Major Dr. Mustapha Ahmed (rtd.) revealed that the Trades Ministry is developing a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy to boost Ghana’s health, environment and livelihood.
The occasion was graced by Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku II, Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, Hans Docter, Managing Director of Unilever Ghana, Maidie Arkutu, Member of Parliament for Tema East, Titus Glover, executives of Unilever worldwide and staff of Unilever Ghana. Story by Ghana/Adomonline.com/Adwoa Gyasiwaa
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