By Kodjo Adams, GNA
Tema, April 30,
GNA - Unilever Ghana on Tuesday unveiled its multi-purpose learning centre in
Tema to serve as a training hub for employees to gain the requisite skills to
improve business efficiency.
The Centre has
a learning theatre, which accommodates 80 people, an e-library, a syndicate
area for 16 people, a conference room, a server room for IT infrastructure and
Djako, the Supply Chain Director, Unilever Ghana, said the newly furnished
Centre was in response to the growing need to provide an in-house learning
facility for employees and stakeholders for research and to upgrade their
skills for the growth of the company.
Centre is a testament to the company's commitment to driving a culture of
learning and development among our employees. This has earned us top Employee
Award for five consecutive years in the country and Best Organisation in
Learning and Development Practice in 2017 by the Institute of Human Resource
Management and Practice,” he added.
Mr Djako said
the company's objective was to make sustainable living a commonplace through
the quality of products it manufactured and distributed and the relationship it
forged with the stakeholders.
He said the
objective was in line with the company's business model, which had been running
since 2010; the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, committed to, among other
things, improve the health and hygiene needs of a billion people across the
Unilever had introduced social intervention programmes to educate the public,
especially school children, on how to brush their teeth and wash their hands
explained that those interventions were to promote oral and personal health
habits among the citizenry.
Ghana has touched over 4.6 million people through the 'brush day and night'
campaign and three million people through the hand washing campaign".
It had also
invested in environmentally friendly technology and operations such as water
treatment plant, solar energy project, biomas boiler, orals factory and
personal care dryer.
Mr Jeremy Hunt,
the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, who assisted Mr Djako to unveil the
facility, commended the company for the great strides in building the capacity
He lauded it
for the Sustainability Plan, adding that the location of the company was an
indication of the country's ambition to drive its export products.
Mr Hunt and his
entourage toured the facility to acquaint himself with its operations.