Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, Chief Executive Officer of Engineer and Planners has emphasized his confidence in the African continent to change their fortunes if they are able to take control of key sectors of their economies.
“I believe that the opportunities exist for us as Africans to capture the commanding heights of our economies. As a youth of the continent, we must think outside the box and seize the bountiful opportunities that abound right beneath our noses”. Mr Mahama said when he received an award for being an African Industrialist of the Year in the UK.
He received the award in recognition of his role in furthering industrialization in Africa.
He dedicated the award to the memory of his father E.A. Mahama, and mother Joyce Tamakloe, both of whom were entrepreneurs, like him.
He also dedicated the award to the hard working management and staff of Engineers and Planners, whose untiring efforts have elevated the company to this stage.
The company employs close to three thousand workers working on both the Damang and Tarkwa mines owned by South African Goldfields, it continues to work on other satellite projects across the country including road construction, earth moving and civil engineering works.
Ibrahim Mahama’s impact is not only limited to Ghana, his company E&P was the first to open up the Liberian economy to commercial mining activities after over two decades of civil war when they won the contract to mine the iron ore concession for Arcelor Mittal in Yekepa Liberia.
Mr. Mahama is involved in other business interests. He is the owner of Man Bosch Ghana Limited, (MBG) a company representing MAN DIESEL Trucks in Ghana.
He is also currently working on a cement producing company expected to provide employment opportunities for several thousands of Wholesalers and Retailers, across Ghana and the West African sub-region. The cement factory has a production capacity of 2.6 Million Tonnes per annum and this is the highest single cement facility in Ghana.