New GIADEC Board Inaugurated To Transform Aluminium Industry
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor has inaugurated the new Governing Board of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) with a charge to members to give meaning to President Akufo-Addo’s vision of a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’.
Mr Jinapor entreated board members on Thursday, September 2, 2021, to deliver on GIADEC’s mandate of developing an Integrated Aluminium Industry (IAI) in Ghana.
“As much as I recognize that a lot of work is being 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 of GIADEC, Mr Michael Ansah, for establishing a solid foundation for the takeoff of the IAI after two years since GIADEC began operations.
Chairperson for the newly constituted Board, Dr Tony Oteng Gyasi, on his part, 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.
The members of the Board include the CEO of GIADEC Mr Ansah, CEO, Mr Martin Kwaku Ayisi, Minerals Commission Representative; Mr Humphrey Ayim Darke, Association of Ghana Industries representative; George Mireku Duker, Representative from the Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources.
Other members are Abena Osei-Asare, Ministry of Finance Representative; Ing. Dr Benjamin Ofosu Adoo, Representative from the Integrated Aluminium Industry; Mr Jaezi Orleans-Lindsey Esq., President’s Nominee; Dr Henry Benyah, President’s Nominee; Okyenhemaa Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, President’s Nominee; and Nana Amampene Boateng Twum II (Nyinahinhene), President’s Nominee.