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07.04.2004 Business & Finance

VALCO constructs 345 million cedi sanitary for Tema Manhean

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Tema, April 7, GNA - The Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) will continue to render social services to Ghanaians should the company come under new administration, Mr Charles H. Mason, Director of Human Resources and Administration of VALCO said on Tuesday.

He said VALCO would be revived to become strong and viable as before and that it would continue to assist in improving the lives of the communities, especially those in its immediate surroundings.

Mr Mason was speaking at the commissioning of a 20-seater toilet facility constructed by the company for the community at Tema Manhean on Tuesday. The facility, valued at 345 million cedis, brings to three the number of such projects provided by VALCO for the town.

The first was in November 2001, followed by another in October 2002. The company spent a cumulative total of 900 million cedis on the three facilities, meant to check indiscriminate defecation along the Chemu Lagoon and in nearby bushes, as well as keep the beaches clean. Mr Mason entreated the communities to take proper care of the facilities through constant maintenance.

Nii Dortey Abotsi, Presiding Member of the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) expressed the Assembly's gratitude to the company and said stringent measures would be adopted to main the facilities.

For example, he said, those who contravene bye-laws on sanitation would be punished.

He said plans were advanced to develop beaches along the Tema area.

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