As of next year, Electrochem Ghana Limited, Africa’s largest industrial salt producing mine, would employ an extra 2500 individuals for manual mining.
According to information received, the firm has already initiated the process of hiring this amount of personnel to supplement its staff when the company’s operations in Ada Songoor become fully operational.
The company hired 372 new employees just last week and wants around 2,500 more for manual mining.
It has been discovered that Electrochem Ghana Limited has set aside a portion of its developed pans for manual mining in order to alleviate unemployment in the Ada traditional region by creating extra jobs.
By next year, the firm plans to employ over 7,000 Ghanaian adolescents.
Currently, 3000 people are employed in the first phase of the project, with 4,000 more expected to be hired when the salt concession goes into full operation in 2024.
Meanwhile, according to sources, the firm will start this year with an extra 2500 people, primarily indigenes and youngsters from Ada and its neighboring villages.
According to reports, the appeal for an additional 2500 workers is in accordance with the company’s attempts to close the area’s unemployment gap and also fulfills its pledge to the people of Ada.
It should be noted that the McDan Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Daniel Mckorley, stated during the commissioning of Electrochem’s Salt Mine and Processing Plant in Ada in the Greater Accra Region, that the company hopes to employ around 7000 Ghanaian youth at its mine.
This current development is in line with that strategy, since it will bring overall development to the area while also improving people’s lives.