It appears this year 2014 has a lot in stock for Ghana?s cable manufacturing giant, Reroy Cables, as the company says it is extending its operations in Africa.
Reroy, which already exports to Togo, Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso, says it plans to further entrench its footprints in other African countries as well.
?Reroy is not only looking at Ghana but we want to expand to other sub-regions where we can expand our services to other neighbouring countries,? Chief Executive Officer, Kate Quartey-Papafio, told The General Telegraph newspaper in an exclusive interview.
She said electricity plays a very significant role in ensuring the productivity of a country so Reroy would not relent in its effort at providing quality cables to ensure its effective transmission.
?We have been in the manufacturing system for a long time now providing high quality cables.?Ghana, of course, comes first, but we are looking at providing high quality cables to cater for the entire sub-region because we need power to move; we need electricity to ?move our continent forward.?
She also emphasised the importance of job training, which she said her company would also be focusing on.
?As you already know, Reroy is actually in the manufacturing of cables locally from rods to the actual conductors and the cable itself so this year we are also looking forward to expanding our scope by giving more job training to people around us and in the sub-region as well.?
It would be recalled that during the State of the Nation Address, President Mahama commended certain key personalities including Reroy?s Kate Quartey-Papafio, who, he said, were contributing significantly to the economic development of the nation.
?Ghana belongs to its business leaders, entrepreneurs and enterprising young people who are creating jobs and working to strengthen our economy, innovative people like those seated in this house today: ?Kate Papafio of Reroy Cables, Frank Adu of Cal Bank, Michael Hinaku of Beige Capital, Alhaji Mohammed Agbeve of Agbeve Herbal, Tony Senayah of Horseman Shoes, Magnus Nunoo of Sachet and Bottled Water Producers and many, many more like them,? President Mahama noted.
Recounting her feelings, Mrs Quartey-Papafio said she felt very excited after the President?s comments and reiterated her commitment to even do more for the country.
She said a strong public-private partnership was what is needed to move the country forward.
Source: Frank Owusu-Ofori/thegeneraltelegraph