Edward Ayensu Accepts Post as Chairman of Haber Mining Ghana, Ltd
Former World Bank Official and Renowned Ghanaian Scientist to Direct Haber's Mercury Abatement and Mining Operations in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana & BAYONNE, N. J.--July 13, 2005--Haber, Inc, (OTC: HABE - News), a New Jersey-based company with proprietary technology for the environmentally friendly processing of gold bearing ores, announced today that Dr. Edward S. Ayensu, formerly the Chairperson of the World Bank's Inspection Panel and one of Ghana's most acclaimed scientists and world figures, has accepted the post of non-executive chairman of Haber Mining Ghana, Ltd. (HMGL), a Ghanaian corporation and subsidiary of Haber, Inc.
Ayensu will provide guidance and counsel to HMGL as it and its licensee in Ghana, Gold City Mining (Ghana), Ltd., work with the Ghanaian government, international organizations and local authorities to implement a program to eliminate the destructive use of mercury in the artisinal gold mining industry throughout Ghana.
The Haber Mining program designed to address this problem, known by its acronym, STAMP (Strategic Abatement of Mercury and Poverty), was initially announced by the company in May, 2004, and has as its primary objectives the elimination of mercury in artisinal gold mining through its environmentally friendly Haber Gold Process for extraction and its Gold Recovery Process. The Haber processes will also facilitate significant improvement in the health, income and standard of living of the miners and their families and the expansion of a value-added component of the Ghanaian economy through increased gold jewelry manufacture for the world market.
"The use of mercury by artisinal gold miners has for centuries been a plague on our country and throughout the developing world," said Edward Ayensu. "The Haber processes have the potential to eliminate this scourge and lift the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who support their families through small-scale mining. I am pleased to aid in this effort."
Albert B. Conti, president and chief operating officer of Haber, Inc., and its principal executive involved in the STAMP program, said, "Haber Inc. is very gratified that an individual of Dr. Ayensu's stature in the world community has agreed to join with us in working to eradicate the devastating effects of mercury usage in his own country and beyond. His wide-ranging experience, counsel, business acumen and knowledge of local conditions will be invaluable in making the STAMP program a success and a model for all of Africa and the developing world. We could not be more honored and pleased."
Throughout his distinguished career, Edward Ayensu has built a reputation of international renown. He is Chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), President of the Pan-African Union for Science and Technology, Chairman of Edward S. Ayensu Associates, Ltd., founding Chairman of the African Biosciences Network. He was the former Secretary-General of the International Union of Biological Sciences, Chairman of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee, Member of the International Advisory Board on Global Scientific Communications, UNESCO, and a member of the Board of Directors and International Vice Chairman of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Ayensu is a Fellow of a number of academies of the arts and sciences. He has served as senior advisor to the President of the African Development Bank and as the Bank's Director for Central Projects. He was formerly Director and Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University and a Distinguished Professor of the University of Ghana. Ayensu was twice the recipient of the Ghana National Science Award and received the Outstanding Statesman Award during Ghana's Millennium celebrations. He was recently awarded the 2004 World Medal for the Biological Sciences from the Third World Academy of Sciences.
Ayensu holds a doctoral degree in the biological sciences from the University of London and is the author of numerous books and articles on science, technology and the social and economic development of developing countries. His insights into various aspects of the extractive industries led to his publication of the book "Ashanti Gold" (1997), as well as his many reports for the Inspection Panel of the World Bank.
During the past year, Conti and his team have obtained a site for initial field trials and have worked out the logistics needed to support implementation of the STAMP program. Haber recently received a highly favorable report on tests of the efficiency and environmentally friendly nature of the Haber Gold Processes from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and has been strongly urged by Ghana's scientific and government authorities to implement the program as rapidly as practical on a large scale. Arrangements are being made with the Ministry of Land, Forestry and Mines to raise funds to begin field trials to enable small-scale gold miners in Ghana to use Haber's environmentally safe chemicals and technologies to recover gold and ultimately expand the technology in the West African sub-region.
About Haber, Inc.
Haber, Inc. is a high technology process development company with proprietary technologies in extractive metallurgy and electrochemical separations. These technologies include the company's Haber Gold Process (HGP), a chemical system discovered by Norman Haber, the chairman of the company, for the hydrometallurgical extraction of gold from its ores. The Haber Gold Process is both non-toxic and more efficient than conventional solvents such as cyanide. This technology accelerates the gold extraction rate and may increase gold recovery from its ores by a substantial factor. The company's Electromolecular Propulsion (EMP) technology is an electrochemical process that enables the electrically controlled movement or positioning of a variety of different molecules. It is distinguished from the techniques of electrophoresis and chromatography by its wide variety of potential applications and the greater speed and control of the results. For more information, call Peter R. D'Angelo (781) 643-2727, or visit the company's website at http://www.habercorp.com.
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