Justmoh Constructions wins Overall Best Construction Company of the Year
The Chief Executive Officer of Justmoh Constructions Limited, Mr Justice Amoh, has been a well-known figure in the construction industry for over three decades.
As a market leader, his wholly Ghanaian-owned private company, has undertaken numerous large-scale projects across the country. It came as no surprise when Justmoh Constructions Limited was honoured as the Overall Best Construction Company of the Year 2022/2023 at the recent Construction Industry Excellence Awards organised by the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry.
Justmoh Constructions Limited has received various awards from institutions in and out of Ghana, but Mr Amoh expressed a special appreciation for this award, as it recognised his company's core business — construction. Being selected as the "head" of such a prestigious family of companies was an honour worth cherishing.
In an interview with The Mirror, he expressed profound gratitude to his team who have worked tirelessly over the years to bring the company to its current state.
He also acknowledged organisers of the event for the honour, saying, “this is a huge recognition and we do not take it for granted. It is a constant reminder to keep working harder and project the high values of the construction industry.”
Justmoh Constructions Limited, with its head office in Takoradi in the Western Region, has branches across the country. The company is licensed to construct roads, highways, airports, harbours, commercial and residential buildings, among other projects.
Throughout his conversation, Mr Amoh attributed the success of his business to divine guidance. He emphasised "the God factor" as the cornerstone of his highly competitive and financially demanding industry. The construction sector's unique challenges, coupled with the country's economic fluctuations, have required resilience and constant reinvention.
In the industry, Justmoh Constructions Limited is known for delivering projects, complying with specifications and even doing better than what is specified.
Mr Amoh acknowledged their local and international trade partners and local bankers who give them flexible terms to operate such a highly capital intensive venture.
Mr Amoh is also the CEO and majority shareholder of Justmac Ventures Ghana Ltd, Atlantic Concrete Product Limited, and Metropolitan Bitumen Processing Plant, specialising in quarry operations, ready mix concrete/pavement blocks production, and bitumen emulsion processing respectively.
Giving back to society
The company has undertaken many philanthropic projects, mostly not publicised within the areas where it operates.
He said in addition to these, the company was currently focused on building the capacities of young and upcoming contractors.
“As we are growing, we also want to draw these young ones who don’t have the capacity to do what we are doing now. We are giving them sub-contracts and support in terms of pre-financing, material and equipment so they can grow their businesses. We are sure with this, aside from helping them build their individual businesses which decreases unemployment in the country, they also take off some of our load. Aside from our total workforce, we have about 30 sub-contractors who we support in different ways,” he stated.
Asked if he was not afraid of those sub-contractors taking over his space, he said aside from his interest in seeing young people grow, he believed having more well established construction firms strengthened the industry, making it possible for them to compete for international projects.
To young people he advised, “Whatever skill you have, you need to improve upon it through training either formal or informal. Being future leaders, you must prepare to take up leadership roles and not look down on some opportunities available in the country.”
He said having operated in Ghana for many years, he knew and understood the challenges young people faced. However, with a positive mind set, determination and right guidance they could overcome those challenges.