GIISDEC board urged by Minister to fulfill mandate in iron ore and steel production

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The Minister for lands and regular assets, Samuel Abu Jinapor has charged the recently initiated leading group of the Ghana Integrated Iron Ore and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC) to attempt to guarantee the development of a proficient structure to deal with the country’s uncommon minerals.

Albeit the nation can flaunt stores of aluminum, iron ore and steel, throughout the long term, the area stays a crude material oversaw one due to the non-presence of an integrated structure.

Clergyman for lands and normal assets, Samuel Abu Jinapor, therefore, asked them to execute their mandate reasonably.

“This is a critical corporation, and I accept that it isn’t lost on us all. It is significant overwhelmingly since, supposing that we will accomplish the objectives of the public authority and the country, one of the most principal columns on which you can moor that work and that desire is the effective, mindful abuse of the iron assets of our country. It is normal information that all created nations on the planet did as such on the rear of iron and steel. You can’t have an industrialized country on the off chance that you don’t have an iron and steel which is good for reason,” he said.

In 2020 alone, Ghana’s importation bill of iron and steel and its articles remained at 2.9 billion Ghana cedis. Industrialization in most created nations has flourished with the rear of the iron and steel industry.

There was, therefore, the requirement for the nation to gather all energies towards mining, preparing and creating steel to spike on Ghana’s industrialization drive.

Reacting to the charge from the Minister, the Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama promised to accomplish the expressed destinations including the dispatch of an essential arrangement for the corporation in the initial a year as top of the board.

“The huge assortment of foundation, experience and aptitude introduced to this board, which I for one know, as far as the legitimate personalities they bring, so that we’ll have simple admittance to guarantee we sanction the functional part of the concessional in Ghana’s irons and likewise to ensure that we award a proficiency to release the obligation appointed to us by the Act 988. We will work will amplify proficiency for the achievement of GIISDEC,” he guaranteed.

The leading body of the Ghana Integrated Iron Ore and Steel Development Corporation is led by the Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama. Different individuals from the Board are Kwabena Bonsu Fordwor (CEO), Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Michael Okyere Baafi. Other government representatives on the board are Martin Kwaku Ayisi, K.K Amoah and Hanifa Yahaya.