Rocksure International, a local compnay, has been selected as a strategic partner for the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) for the $6 billion dollars Nyinahin-Mpasaaso mine.
This was revealed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Accra on Tuesday Setember 14 at the launch ceremony of the Integrated Aluminium Industry projects and signing ceremony of project two (2) at the Africa Trade House.
Mr Akufo-Addo explained that the selection of the indigenous company formed part of his administration’s efforts at developing local capacity in Ghana for the Bauxite industry.
“I am happy to announce that GIADEC has completed the selection of strategic partner for project 2 which is the development of the mine Nyinahin-Mpasaaso with a refinery. This is a significant development and one that brings us closer to realizing our plan. Rocksure International, a wholly owned Ghanaian company is that strategic partner” President Akufo-Addo said.
“I congratulate warmly Rocksure international on their selection after due process. The choice of a Ghanaian company in a highly competitive process is very pleasing in a time when we are looking for home grown companies that can compete with the best across the world”.
“I am certain that Rocksure International with their demonstrable achievement and track record of excellent delivery will be a credible partner to GIADEC. This choice indeed is a major step forward towards building capacity in Ghana for this industry for a partnership that will ensure we develop a Ghanaian solution that will propel our rapid growth” Akufo-Addo added.
“A key area of attention in the development of this entire plan has been the focus on environmental issues with respect to the exploitation of our significant mining deposits. We believe that mining can and must be done in a responsible manner” the President said.
“Government through its regulatory agencies will act to protect our environment at all times. I will reiterate that steps will taken to ensure that all mining activities are done in a responsible manner in accordance with our regulations” President Akufo-Addo further stated.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana