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08 July 2016

Huge bauxite deposits to be exploited – MP

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima-Mponua, Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has promised that the party would take steps to ensure the extraction of huge bauxite deposits in the area to create jobs and wealth for the people, if elected to govern.

bauxiteNyinahin, the constituency headquarters, is estimated to have bauxite deposits that could bring in about US$17.5 billion and give close to 98,000 jobs.

Mr. Asiamah told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the industry held enormous promise for the nation and would be made a priority.

It has the capacity to generate more jobs for the people and transform the economy to keep it on the path of sustainable growth.

He said the government of the party led by Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo would go to every length to identify investors to lead the Integrated Aluminium Project, under which a refinery would be built in Nyinahin.

This would refine the bauxite into alumina, which would then be processed into aluminium by the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) and sold to downstream industries.

That, he noted, tied in with the policy of building a factory in every district to boost their economies, fight poverty and stop the drift of the youth from the rural areas to the urban centres in search of employment.

Mr. Asiamah said the NPP would deliver on every election promise made and that they would work to meet the expectation of the people, to make Ghana better.

The MP chastised the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for what he said was the poor management of the economy, which had resulted in widespread suffering.

He called for voters to vote for change to rescue the troubled economy.

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