Types of Ghacem Cement: Uses, Prices, and Benefits
Every day, there is construction work being carried out at different parts of the country, everyone wants to build something small, to live in, to work in, or to sell, and what is one cement brand must of them use and why? Ghanaians love Ghacem. It is a strong binder and has been in the business for a very long time.
Founded by the Government of Ghana in collaboration with Norcem AS of Norway, Ghacem has been one of the leading manufacturers is cement in the country. They have three grades of cement, each serving its own purpose. Generally, cement is used as a binder in building and construction, but Ghacem has three types of types of cement, each used in different fields of construction.
They types of Ghacem Cement are:
- 50kg Ghacem Super Strong( 42.5R)
- 50kg Ghacem Super Rapid (32.5R)
- 50kg Ghacem Extra(42. 5N)
The Ghacem Super Strong (42.5R) costs GHS4O and is used in molding blocks and precast products. Following it closely is the Ghacem Super Rapid(32.5R) which comes at GHS 40 as well, it is used for plastering, mixing concrete, molding blocks, and laying bricks. The Ghacem Extra (42.5N) is GHS 41 and is very strong and used only for heavy structure application.
Bulk per ton of Ghacem Super Strong (42.5R) costs GHS832
Bulk per ton of Ghacem Super Rapid (32.5R) costs GHS 825
Bulk per ton of Ghacem Extra (42.5N) goes for GHS869
These prizes were disclosed by Ghacem on the 27th of January, 2021.
Apart from manufacturing cement, Ghacem takes on philanthropic efforts, the Ghacem foundation is what it is called. It was established in 2002 and is governed by Nana Prah Agyeinsaim VI, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, and Mr. Morten Gade. It is a three-tier program cutting across the areas of health, education, and societal development.
For the health sector, Ghacem distributes cement for the improvement and structural development of health facilities in the country, which is such a good initiative, considering the health sector could use some help when it comes to building new hospitals and clinics in the country.
Ghacem distributes cement for the development of educational facilities. Education is key, building new schools is exactly what Ghana needs, especially in the rural areas.
They also execute developmental projects around quarry sites and other places of influence.
Ghacem has provided jobs for many young individuals in the country. They manufacture and distribute cement to construction sites. K.Ofori Limited and Nana Leaky Gyan Company Limited are two of the most popular building material distributors.
The vision of Ghacem is to become the best and most renowned cement manufacturing company in Ghana and beyond.