Officials of Minerals Commission of Ghana paid a working visit to Electrochem Ghana Limited at Sege in the Dangbe East District in the Greater Accra Region to assess salt mining there.
The team included the CEO, Martin Ayisi, and Board Chairperson, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi.
The CEO reiterated the government’s commitment towards developing an integrated salt corporation and the activities of Electrochem will be key in the effort.
The Board Chairperson was impressed with work done within the spate of 10 months, and reminded the team of the President’s interest in the Salt and Allied Industries.
She assured Electrochem of the current board’s assistance to propel the salt mining company to have its name registered both locally and on the global market.
Dr. Daniel McKorley, Chairman of Electrochem Ghana Limited expressed appreciation for the visit, and updated the team on activities of the company.
He said since Electrochem commenced operations in January, it has carried out major infrastructural and operational works.
He said the company has land size of about 41,000 acres and was developing close to 15,000 for production.
The CEO commended the government as well as the chiefs and people of Ada for supporting them through periods of challenges.
He said the company is providing about 1,300 jobs and had established support schemes to empower women in the area as well as construction of markets among others.
Dr. McKorley said the poor road network, distance to landing port and difficulty encountered on transporting the haulage for shipment and unavailability of a storage facility for the salt at the harbour was some of the challenges they are facing.