Ken Ofori Atta – Minister of Finance
Afro Bilal Ghana, a multi-faceted company with global reputation, says it plans to make massive investments in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
The global giant said it would invest in the construction of modern bus terminals, multi-purpose housing units in Kumasi, among others.
Top officials of the company responsible for project management, consultancy and logistics and transportation paid a courtesy call on the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi at his office on Friday.
They were Pakshit Bombwali, Executive Director, Afro Bilal Ghana and Maaz Ahsan, Head of Business Development, Bilal Holdings Limited.
They had fruitful talks with the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
The Kumasi Mayor and other top officials of the KMA, including Michael Ataogye, Coordinating Director, Abraham Boadi, Presiding Member and Ing Nana Poku Agyeman, Urban Roads Director, led the delegation on a tour of the city to explore possible areas to invest.
They visited North Patase where a large tract of land had been earmarked for the construction of a modern bust terminal.
They also toured Adum where land would be developed into a multi-storey car park, and the Affordable Housing project at Asokore Mampong.
The Afro Bilal team was also led to Kumasi Airport where a large tract of land had been earmarked for the construction of the Kumasi Airport City Project.
The project would include hotels, shopping malls and banks, among other modern facilities.
Afro Bilal, whose main head office is located at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been operating in Ghana since 2013.
The company during the past four years has been operating in Accra and Takoradi, where it has made positive impact.
Speaking to BUSINESS GUIDE, Mr. Maaz Ahsan said his outfit mainly operates in oil and gas, energy supply, cement manufacturing, offshore marine construction, mining and marine transportation, adding that his company wants to expand to Kumasi.
Ing Nana Poku Agyeman said virtually all roads in Kumasi, which were constructed in 1990, need new asphalt overlay, adding that the city needs interchanges.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi