As a measure by the Ministry of Works and Housing to promote the use of local building products and materials in the country, the Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Asenso-Boakye visited the CSIR- Building, and Road Research Institute on 5th May 2021. His visit was to inspect the Pozzolana and Brick factories owned by the Institute and see how best Government could help boost production of these factories to help the Institute produce in large commercial quantities to accomplish the dream of using local building materials.
In a discussion with the management of CSIR-BRRI, it was made clear that with an amount between two to four million dollars, the institute would be able to expand its Pozzolana factory to help boost production.
Furthermore, the use of Pozzolana in the Ghanaian economy would help reduce the cost of cement by thirty percent.
In this view, Hon, Asenso-Boakye promised that the Government would advocate for sponsorships and partnerships to help in the expansion of these factories. Products of the factories would be used to build and develop the Affordable housing projects, Schools, hospitals, drainage systems, and chip compounds.