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Ghana committed to developing bauxite industry

Ghana’s mining sector is all set to boost. (Image source: Jan Willem Broekema/Flickr)

Ghana government is committed to ensuring the development of bauxite industry, minister of lands and natural resources Kwaku Asomah Kyeremeh assured Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC)

For that reason, the government would beef up security at the Bauxite Company to ensure the safety of all workers of the company.

The minister said this when he visited the GBC in Awaso, in the Western North Region, to discuss with the management and staff of the company, following a protest by the workers for improving conditions of service.

GBC staffs have been protesting over low remuneration and poor conditions of service. They were asking for increment in their salaries but have not received a favourable response from the local union of the company.

The minister noted that the government was committed to the development of the bauxite industry and would, therefore, ensure that the staff work in good conditions and take living wages. He called on both staff and management to return to the negotiating table and come out with a satisfactory remuneration.

Briefing the minister, general manager of GBC J K Fang underscored the need for the government to help restore calm to the company as the protest had led to the shutdown of operations at the mining site.

He noted that the company had been negotiating with the local union. Hence, the management had no idea the cause of the demonstration since conclusions had not been drawn yet.

The general manager urged the government to help maintain calm so as to boost the investor confidence in the country.