The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, on Thursday inaugurated the new Board of Directors for the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) at a ceremony in Accra.
The eleven member board has Dr Tony Oteng Gyasi as the chair, with Mr Michael Ansah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GIADEC, Mr. Martin Kwaku Ayisi , representative of the Minerals Commission, Mr Humphrey Ayim Darke, representative of the Association of Ghana Industries and Mr George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources as members.
The rest are; Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr Benjamin Ofosu Adoo, representative of the Integrated Aluminium Industry, Mr Jaezi Orleans-Lindsey, Dr Henry Benyah, Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, Okyenhemaa and Nana Amampene Boateng Twum II (Nyinahinhene) all President Nominees.
Inaugurating the board, the Minister charged the members to give meaning to President Akufo-Addo’s vision of a “Ghana Beyond Aid” by delivering on GIADEC’s mandate of developing an Integrated Aluminium Industry (IAI) in Ghana.
“As much as I recognize that a lot of work is been done in respect of the President’s vision of developing an Integrated Aluminium Industry in Ghana, we have to begin to move from plans, strategies, proposals or what we intend to do to what we have done in respect to the vision of an IAI” he said.
He added that “what the Ghanaian people are looking for ultimately is that we have this industry planted here in Ghana”.
Mr. Jinapor was full of praise for the CEO Mr Ansah for establishing a strong foundation for the takeoff of the IAI, barely two years after the Corporation began operations.
On his part, the chairman of the board, Dr Oteng Gyasi expressed his gratitude and that of the team to the President for the confidence reposed in them.
He pledged the commitment of the board in steering the affairs of GIADEC towards the realization of a fully operational Integrated Aluminium Industry.
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