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Solar Africa, a Civil Society Organization (CSO) says, it is clear that there is a serious machinations and sabotage of all efforts against McDan Group of Companies and its subsidiary, Electrochem Gh. salt mining company legally authorised for the mining of salt in the Ada Songhor Lagoon for exploration and extraction.

A press release issued and signed by the Founder & Executive Chairman of Solar Africa, Nii Laryea Sowah (Kenteman) said the Electrochem Ghana has secured a leasehold from the Government, a 41.000 acreage within the Songhor Salt Mining Lagoon, for a period of 15 years effective 2020.

This he indicated, was backed by the Parliament of the Republic.

“Subsequently, McDan Group has employed about 3,000 youth this year and augmented the labour force with an additional 4,000 employees in 2024”.

The chiefs and people of Ada, Kenteman indicated are excited to benefit from the natural resources which he said was politicized and was unproductive for decades. “The forces militating against the good job of McDan Group of Companies is simply intolerable and condemnable”.

He mentioned benefits of the progressive government initiate to lease the project to include but not limited to the Salt extraction project shall serve as a source of human and community development, reliable source for public finance and state revenue, source for job creation, family and community disputes since the ancient of days in the Ada Traditional Area.

The rest, he added were acceleration of infrastructural development, sensitization exercise through radio programmes and community engagement to encourage the youth to apply for employment with the Electrochem Gh. to reduce crime rate in the traditional area and beyond.

Solar Africa therefore, appealed to all citizens of Ada and beyond to let cool heads prevail for the youth of Ada and cooperate with the chiefs to ensure progressive development in the Traditional area. “Similarly, the exploits of Electrochem Gh. in Ada shall encourage other Ghanaian local entrepreneurs to invest in other natural resources in other parts of the country. All must take note that investment in our natural resource exploration is quite expensive. Thus our local businessmen/women deserve encouragement rather than “pull him down” attitude. Ghana needs peace and harmony to help develop our human and natural resources into their full utilization”.

Solar Africa also appealed to religious organizations, chieftaincy secretariat, human rights and civil society organizations, the security agencies to voice their indignation against reactionary forces working against the progress of Ada Traditional Area.

“The Ada Songhor Lagoon is the property of the state and it behooves on the political authorities including the Member of Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive and the media to offer maximum support to the Electrochem Gh. to help transform the lives of the people in Ada and the Satellite.


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