Block manufacturers in the Ashanti Region have expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of uncooked materials on the market.

They noticed {that a} discount in the quality and measurement of important materials comparable to cement and iron rods is compromising the customary of their block manufacturing, in the end affecting their revenue positive aspects. 

Players in the building trade have urged the Ghana Standards Authority to strengthen its surveillance of building merchandise on the market. 

Antiquated buildings erected amongst modern settlements have confirmed to stand the take a look at of time, which in accordance to experts, owe primarily to the quality of uncooked materials employed of their building.   

But block manufacturers argue current metrology and quality of uncooked materials for building works are failing to meet the customary.

Block manufacturers unhappy with quality of building materials on the market 

Manager for Akadire Blocks Factory, Ayingura Awene was apprehensive about the rising challenge.

“The sand, the quarry products that we procure, cement and irons have had all their standards compromised. Now, there is influx of cement which is good for the economy. But one of the challenges we’ve identified off late is that the weight of the cement is not good. It affects the design, especially for those of us who work with volumes. Because they may think one bag of cement is 50kg, perhaps that’s the dimension so they will be adding on other materials to get the products. So they just add up without taking the real measurement. At the end of the day, there could be some form of deficiency in their products,” he said.

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