The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has endorsed Rocksure International, the strategic partner of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) for the development of a mine at Nyinahin-Mpasaaso and a refinery solution.
Speaking during a a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace in the Ashanti Region, Otumfuor commended GIADEC for fulfilling its promise of selecting a strategic partner to begin the development of the Integrated Aluminium Industry.
He described the event as historic and timely as the people in the region especially residents living in and around the mining communities have been looking forward to such a moment for decades.
The Asantehene also gave his blessings to the partnership between GIADEC and Rocksure International and pledged his full support for their project.
He further urged GIADEC and Rocksure to conduct their operations in a responsible manner, adding that the building of a mine and a refinery solution in the region will give the mining communities a facelift and provide employment opportunities especially for the teeming youth.
Additionally, he urged GIADEC to expedite processes which will lead to the selection of other strategic partners who will develop other aspects of the Integrated Aluminium Industry (IAI).
Chief Executive Officer of GIADEC, Mr. Michael Ansah, on his part, expressed his gratitude to Otumfuo for his continuous support and assured the King that GIADEC, remains committed to its overriding goal of value addition.
He noted that the execution of the project by Rocksure International will present a significant number of opportunities not only to residents within the mining communities but Ghanaians in general.
On his part, the CEO of Rocksure International, Kwasi Osei Ofori, thanked the Asantehene and assured him of the readiness of Rocksure to begin the execution of Project 2.
The delegation from GIADEC included its Board Chairman, Dr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi, Deputy CEO, Mr. Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Mr. Kojo Yankah and Communications Manager, Mr. Sheriff Appiah.
The delegation was also joined by Senior Executive Members of Rocksure International.
Rocksure International is a wholly Ghanaian owned company that has been selected as a strategic partner for GIADEC to develop a mine at Nyinahin-Mpasaaso and a refinery solution as part of processes to establish a strong aluminum industry in Ghana.