Bernard Martei Korley, the Public Relations Officer of Electrochem Ghana Limited, has stated the company’s aim to create a community salt mine for local miners in Ada East District before beginning commercial salt mining operations.
This comes after the Ada East District Assembly set a December 31st deadline for existing miners to quit Electrochem’s concession in order for the firm to begin operations.
Mr. Korley discussed the company’s dedication to responsible development and infrastructure upgrades for the benefit of the Ada community in an interview with Citi News.
He stressed their strategy of promoting community salt mines above commercial projects, citing historical patterns in the Western corridor.
“As a company, we decided to first and foremost create a community plant for the locals to start mining before we start with our commercial plants and that has been the policy of the company.”
Mr. Korley stressed the importance of detailed topographical mapping of the region in order to accomplish this approach. This poll will help to determine the best locations for the community salt mine, water reservoirs, and future commercial operations.
He emphasized the significance of temporarily moving existing miners to allow for this critical topographical evaluation.