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01.08.2005 General News

VALCO starts work


Tema, Aug 01, GNA - The Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) has started work in preparation towards the smelting of alumina into aluminium by the end of the year.

Subsequently, it has recalled 431 of its ex-employees of all categories from the lowest to management and would continue with the recall when necessary, Mr Dan Acheampong, Director of Human Resources and Administration, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Monday.

He said work is going on at all the seven major departments of the plant but much of the work is concentrated at the Maintenance and Cell (Pot) line.

''The response of the ex-employees to the recall is so overwhelming that taking on fresh people would not be necessary for now.'' "We have therefore not hired new hands because we have skilful and competent old hands who already know the work and can go through the process easily".

The New VALCO is in partnership with Aluminium Company of America.