Achimota Melcom, the 38th Melcom branch of Shopping Malls of the Melcom Group of Companies in Ghana, has opened for business.


The Achimota Melcom building is a four storey reinforced concrete structure with a single level basement parking lot. The building also has a concrete roof-top with parapet walls purposely designed to serve as a roof-top patio.


A Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsey, who delivered the key note address at the official opening of the facility in Accra on Wednesday, described the new Shopping Mall as a Made-in Ghana product.


Mr Ahomka-Lindsey said one of the ten pillars of doing business in Ghana was domestic retail trade which, he said, embraced creating the appropriate environment for buying and selling, and continuously improving that environment.


The Deputy Trade Minister urged the Group management to replicate Achimota Melcom in every district of the country.


In an address, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications, Melcom Group of Companies, said Melcom was making significant contribution to the Ghanaian economy through job creation and investments in human capital by upgrading the skills of Ghanaians to assume the commanding heights of the company, adding that by February 2018, Melcom would have only one expatriate Branch Manager.


Mr Avenorgbo also underscored the importance of Melcom’s role in promoting Made-in-Ghana products and indicated that Melcom Achimota would become one of the principal centres for Made-in-Ghana promotions.


He said Achimota Melcom had set new standards for ensuring a safe and secure environment for all of Melcom’s business premises, adding that the Melcon Group was determined to ensure that customers’ desire for convenience and variety, and safety and security became paramount in Melcom’s overall attitude of doing business in Ghana and, thereby, raise the standard of retailing in Ghana to enviable heights.


In his remarks, Mr Bhagwan Khubchandani, Group Chairman, Melcom Group of Companies, lauded Ghanaians for their hospitality which, he said, propelled him to expand the retail trade to the current level and to make Ghana his second home, if not his home.


Melcom which began operations in Ghana in 1989, now operates in all the ten regions of Ghana; and out of the 38 Melcom Brand Managers, 34 are Ghanaians.


Melcom has been recognized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) which conferred on Melcom the Award of the Best Retail 2016 Hall of Fame Elite Category.


Melcom had won the Best Retail Award for more than 10 consecutive years which qualified it to be upgraded into the Hall of Fame.


Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)