Accra, Oct 2, GNA – Three companies have donated GH¢15,000 to support the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana (ABCECG) for the organization of this year’s National Contractors Excellence Awards.
The companies are Interplast Ghana, Stellar Power and Wilkado Construction Limited with each presenting a cheque for five thousand Ghana cedis at a ceremony in Accra.
The move is in support of the crusade by ABCECG to promote excellence in the construction industry through the institution of the awards.
This year’s event, which has enjoyed a lot of support from sponsors, has taken an international dimension with the addition of a two-day international conference dubbed the Africa Construction Development Conference.
Receiving the cheques on behalf of the Association, the Chairman of the Technical Committee of ABCECG Rockson Dogbegah said the conference was to provide the platform to share ideas on how to develop the construction industry in Africa.
He said it would also afford Ghanaian contractors the opportunity to learn from other countries as well as network to explore possibilities of doing business with contractors from other countries.
The Conference to be held on the 8th and 9th of November, will precede the Excellence Awards, which will take place on the evening of the 9th of November.
Mr. Dogbegah said a commemorative tree planting as well as a tour of the Elmina Castle would take place on the 10th particularly for the foreign participants.
The Technical Committee Chairman, therefore, entreated contractors in Ghana as well as other stakeholders to participate fully in the event, adding that it would present the first ever kind of platform to cross-fertilize ideas on modern construction on the continent of Africa.
He noted that it was therefore timely that Interplast, Stellar Power and Wilkado had joined other companies to support the three-day event.
On his part, the General Manager of Stellar Power Duncan MacNicol said investing in quality was a better option compared to patronizing cheap products in order to cut cost.
He explained that it was that principle that encouraged the company to support the National Contractor Excellence Awards since the objective was to promote quality and excellence.
He pledged his company’s continuous support for the Association’s awards in the coming year.
The General Manager in charge of Business Development at Interplast Sivnesh Kumar said the company, which supported the Excellence Awards last year, had decided to continue to support it because of the shared belief in quality.
He explained that it was more expensive to resort to cheap products because they did not last and the user would be compelled to spend extra money to undertake the project again in a very short time.
He therefore urged ABCECG not to relent in its effort to champion excellence in the construction industry.