Melcom, a supermarket chain has officially opened its 38th branch at Achimota.
According to Melcom, the new building was designed to be a four (4) story reinforced concrete (RC) structure with a single level basement parking lot.
The building also has a concrete roof top with parapet walls to serve as roof top patio.
The building comprises of fully ducted air conditioning in shopping area, passenger lift (8 passenger, 15 passenger and another 8); Emergency fire exit staircase; Pharmacy with consulting room; a bank with ATM; ATM lobby; 120 plus car parking space and fire hydrants (exterior and interior).
In his speech at the official opening, Group Chairman for Melcom, Bhagwan Khubchandani was grateful to the Ghanaian public for patronizing Melcom all these years.
The opening of the new Achimota branch he said will increase the patronage.
He was also grateful for the warm hospitality he and the family, received since coming to Ghana some 88 years ago.
‘’Ghana has been our adopted home and we are grateful for the warm hospitality we have received, he said.
Communications Director for the Company, Godwin Avenorgbo said, the company adhered strictly to continuous quality assurance with regards to maintaining structural integrity on all their buildings in favour of public safety.
He said, ‘’ the reinforcements were installed in accordance with structural design and the strength of the concrete mix was in compliance with the specific design strength. He said, ‘’It can be assured that this building has been duly constructed as per the approved structural designs. The building was constructed is deemed to be structurally sound for its intended use.’’
The Achimota branch he noted will also promote the made-in-Ghana campaign and also help create better opportunities for the unemployed.
On his part, Deputy Trades and Industry Minister, Mr. Ahomka Lindsay commended Melcom for the huge investment they have made in Ghana.
Government has shown commitment in providing the needed environment for businesses to thrive in Ghana, he indicated.
Policies including the one-district-one-factory and Planting for and Jobs are initiatives to help create more jobs for the unemployed.
He said, we need to upgrade the physical infrastructure for our retail trading to create a conducive atmosphere for people.
He encouraged Melcom to construct a branch in each of the district across the country.
Melcom is a supermarket chain consisting of 38 shops spread all over Ghana It was started in 1989 by Indian magnate Bhagwan Khubchandani. Melcom consists of four companies under the Melcom brand name.