In an effort to reduce poverty and create more jobs in in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County, a group of business entrepreneurs under the banner, Ganta Traders Incorporated has inaugurated a mineral water factory. This exercise, according to our correspondent, is the first component of the group’s investment.
Inaugurating the Mineral Water Factory yesterday in Ganta City, the leader of the group said their dream is to build housing estates, export cars, and as well build a multi-purpose factory that will create more jobs for the residents.
The group comprises about 47 business entities that began operation in 2004, and upon the formulation, they have desired to invest in tangible projects that will benefit the masses.
In June 2010, the traders began the mineral water business by purchasing two lots of land and necessary equipment for the running of the factory, and because of some financial difficulties, the project stalled until last year December, when they received loan and completed the project.
The factory is housed in a newly constructed modern building with all necessary water purification facilities, where the production room as well as the storage are well tiled, making the factory to be one of the best and biggest in Ganta.
The opening ceremony gave the traders a great boost that compelled community residents to repose trust and confidence in its leadership.
Even Nimba District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Koung, praised the entrepreneurs for their relentless effort in making their dream to come reality. He urged the residents to become hard workers, and stop relying on free things. Noting, “No country can develop without investment as nothing there is no [such thing as] free gift.”
“We need to introduce the culture of hard work and the culture of investment so as to create jobs for the masses,” he added.
The ceremony brought together several high profile individuals including some officials of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.