Atiwa Quarries begins operationsBy Ghana l Myjoyonline.com
5/18/2012 1:00:54 AM -
Atiwa Quarries Limited, a $9-million stone quarry company, has been commissioned at Opeikuma in the Awutu-Senya Municipal Area of the Central Region - some twenty (20) kilometres from Accra, the national capital.
Addressing journalists at the site, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr Kwame Gyan, gave the assurance that the company will be mindful of the environment and follow the rules and regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency.
He said the quarry would come as a great relief to many Ghanaian contractors/builders as it promises to produce quality stone and chippers at affordable prices.
'It is important to note that with the find of oil and gas in commercial quantities, there has been an upsurge in construction nationwide, particularly in the Western and Central Regions. In addition, there has been a steady increase in construction of roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, industries, sea defence, dams, and the like over the past years parallel to the nation's economic growth.'
'Until this time, the inadequacy and supply of chippings has not changed, because there has not been any commensurate increase in production levels. Besides, there is no indication of any significant change in the foreseeable future and this puts Atiwa Quarries Limited in a good position to capture the market to its advantage.'
He also noted that as part of the company's social responsibility, it is helping the surrounding communities with various social amenities to improve the lives of residents. Unnamed amount, he noted, has been agreed with the traditional authorities to be paid monthly to the communities for development projects.
Atiwa Quarries Limited is a limited liability company duly registered and incorporated under the Companies Code 1963, Act 179 in June 2009 to operate basically as a quarrying company.
The quarry plant can mill up to four hundred (400) tons of rock per hour (approximately 150m3/hour).
The company hoped to become the leading and most efficient quarrying firm in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region.