Ghana’s Contract Cleaners Association now ISSA member
Ghana’s only contract cleaning umbrella group, Contract Cleaners Association of Ghana (CCAG), recently became the newest member of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA). CCAG’s alliance was confirmed in Amsterdam in The Netherlands with a certificate presentation ceremony that made it the second cleaning industry group in Africa, after South Africa’s National Contract Cleaners Association, to join the global body.
“I am very pleased that our efforts to continually advance professionalism within Ghana’s cleaning industry have been recognised by ISSA,” said CCAG President Sammy Laing. Joining ISSA, he said, would offer CCAG members an exclusive opportunity to tap into nearly 100 years of history and development in the cleaning industry.
Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Services, said the worldwide body was inspired by “the enthusiasm CCAG has for helping raise the level of professionalism in Ghana’s cleaning market. We are so pleased to work with CCAG to bring global resources to their members.”
The alliance, Laing said, would provide CCAG members the much-needed access to ISSA’s global standards training, training materials, conferences, up-to-date industry information and a global network that had the potential of helping member companies grow and venture into other African countries. “This will help our cleaning industry in Ghana to provide a world-class professional service to business owners, facility managers, property managers and domestic clients.”
Established in 1993, CCAG has a membership of more than 100 cleaning companies and is dedicated to promoting industry standards in Ghana and providing a channel for client complaints and dispute resolution.