Local contractors urged to invest in training

    Mr. Courage Dogbegah

    Owners of construction firms are being challenged to develop their leadership skills and those of the management staff by investing in training programmes.

    This will enable them to compete effectively and ensure that the business survives beyond their generation.

    This advice was shared by the Chief Executive of leading indigenous construction company Berock Ventures Ltd., Mr. Courage Dogbegah, during a two-day leadership training workshop organised by the company for its top management and Heads of the various departments here in Accra.

    The training workshop was to sharpen the skills of the staff and also update them with modern trends in the various areas of work.

    Indigenous contractors, just as their compatriots from other sectors, are facing stiff competition from foreign players who usually have the financial muscle to take on bigger projects. In order to fight that competition, some local firms such as Berock Ventures are strategising to remain efficient and competitive.

    Experts have argued that local firms will need to work extra hard to fend off competition which keeps mounting in a globalised world.

    Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Dogbegah who recognises the pressures of globalisation also urged government to provide various types of support systems to enable contractors build the capacity to complement their individual efforts.

    The Berock CEO mentioned at the event that the company’s Board of Directors is planning to develop its staff by sponsoring some of its senior staff to further their studies.

    The Acting Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kornu, on his part challenged the workers to not only improve upon their performances but also equip themselves to become better persons in their chosen field of profession.

    Courtesy : Business and Financial Times

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