Atiwa Quarries to contribute to development of communities
5/20/2012 8:00:46 PM -
Opeikuma (C/R), May 20, GNA - The Atiwa Quarries Company, operating at Opeikuma, near Budumburam, in the Central Region, has promised to provide boreholes and educational facilities to communities within its catchment area.
It had already held series of meetings with members of the communities to ensure that the company's activities would be of reciprocated benefits to both parties.
Mr Kwame Gyan, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, announced these when he conducted journalists round the project site, for them to acquaint themselves with operations of the Quarries at Opeikuma near Budumburam in the Central Region.
The company, which produces granite chippings, has a total workforce of 54 of which 90 per cent has been drawn from communities around the Opeikuma area, and has invested about 9 million dollars in terms of equities and loans.
Mr Gyan, also an environmentalist and lecturer of Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Ghana, for eight years, commended the communities within their operational area for their cooperation.
He gave the assurance that the company would play its role responsibly, to ensure perpetual peace and understanding amongst the people.
Mr Gyan said in addition to compensations paid, the company would provide periodic financial support for the communities to execute development projects of their choice.
He said the company had acquired the necessary permit, and had extensive environmental impact arrangement from the Environmental Protection Agency that had to be satisfied, and promised that the company would comply with environmental statutory standards.
Mr Gyan said the company, which is 100 per cent Ghanaian owned, would continue to work hard to provide jobs for Ghanaians.