Business News of Friday, 7 December 2012

Source: Daily Guide

Zoomlion Celebrates Successful Year

Thousands of employees of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Jospong Group of Companies gathered to observe a week-long thanksgiving service to show appreciation to God for a successful year.

Through out the week, management and staff from across the country joined hands to worship in the event, which was themed, “Our God who began it will accomplished it” at the headquarters of the company in Accra.

Government officials, Members of Parliament (MPs), Mayor of Accra, Ministers of God and other dignitaries in the financial sector took part in the celebration, which attracted family and friends of the company.

Speaking at the end of the week-long thanksgiving service, Dr Agyepong said, “We are grateful to government for the tremendous private sector support that we have received till date in this endeavour.”

In the area of education, he stated the company has, in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Western Ontario in Canada, established a tertiary institution for sanitation and waste management.

The company, he said, continues to pursue its plans of extending its tentacles to other countries.

“On the international scene, we have also stepped out of our shores and comfort zone to other countries such as Dubai, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Angola, Zambia and Equatorial Guinea while plans are far advanced for other countries such as Southern Sudan and Qatar.”

On the December polls, Dr Agyapong passionately appealed to Ghanaians, especially the youth to heed the numerous advice of National Peace Council, Christian and Moslem leaders, eminent chiefs to ensure peace.

“We, at Zoomlion and the Jospong Group, passionately appeal to you to heed these words of wisdom so that we will continue to live in peace before, during and after the elections.”

Apostle D.K. Noble Atsu (Rtd) predicted that the Jospong Group would double its present size in the years ahead.

“Greater things are yet to happen. The 36 companies will move to 60 and over.”

In the sermon titled “beware of little foxes”, Apostle Atsu (Rtd) noted there are little things which people do not regard but end up affecting their lives and they should be watched.

He named vain talk, pride and weak spiritual life as hindrances that could affect one’s work.

“One’s spiritual standing can affect his or her work.

He said, “Inability to cope with prosperity when God blesses us and pulling our colleagues down when they are promoted at the workplace is not a good practice.”

Later prayers were said for the nation, chief executive and workers of Jospong Group after seasoned gospel musicians, Elder Mereku Jnr and Cecilia Marfo treated the gathering to scintillating music.

Proceeds from the thanksgiving ceremony would be donated to the needy in the country