The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor has charged the newly inaugurated board of Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) to ensure that they develop the full value chain of the bauxite industry in the country.
He emphasized that the work of the Board is crucial to the overall success of the Corporation.
GIADEC was established in 2018 with the mandate to develop and promote an Integrated Aluminium Industry in Ghana.
Speaking at the swearing-in of members of the Board on Thursday, 2nd September 2021, the Minister emphasized the importance of the aluminium industry to industrialization and the overall development of the country.
He said “We cannot develop without an industrialised economy and you cannot also industrialize if you do not have an integrated and developed bauxite and aluminium industry, it’s just not possible”
The Minister added that the integration aspect of the industry is of paramount interest to the President and therefore charged the board to do all it takes to ensure the retention of the full value chain of bauxite resources in the country. He expressed his confidence in the Board Chair and its members to deliver on their mandate.
On his part, the Chairman of the Board, Dr Anthony Oteng Gyasi expressed his appreciation to the President on behalf of the board and promised to serve the administration and deliver results.
He assured the Minister of the commitment of the Board to ensure that the vision of the President in building a full value chain for the aluminium industry is realized. He, therefore, craved the support of the Hon. Minister to push against the existing pushbacks which will deprive the good people of Ghana of their resources.
The other Board members include Hon. George Mireku Duker, a Deputy for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Michael Ansah, the CEO of GIADEC, Martin Kwaku Ayisi, Minerals Commission Representative, Hon. Abena Osei-Asare, Jazzi Orleans-Linsey Esq, Dr Henry Benyah, Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua-Okyehemaa, Nana Amampene Boateng Twum II ( Nyinahinhene) and a representative from the Integrated Aluminum Industry.