Business News of Saturday, 19 May 2012Source: GNA The management of Atiwa Quarries located at Opeikuma in the Central Region says it will provide boreholes and educational facilities to communities within its operational areas.
Mr Kwame Gyan, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, announced this when he conducted newsmen round the quarry site at Opeikuma.
According to him, a series of meetings between the company and the communities had been held to ensure that both parties worked for mutual understanding and prosperity.
The Atiwa Quarries Company produces granite chippings, and runs between eight and 10 hours a day.
Its total workforce stands at 54 of which 90 per cent is drawn from communities around the quarry, and has also invested about $9 million in equities and loans.
Mr Gyan commended all the communities within their operational area for their cooperation and gave the assurance that his outfit would play its role responsibly to ensure perpetual peace and understanding amongst them.
He said in addition to compensations paid, the company would also provide periodic financial support to the communities to execute development projects of their choice.
The CEO said his outfit had acquired the necessary permit and had extensive environmental impact arrangement from the EPA that had to be satisfied and promised to ensure that the company complied with those environmental statutory standards.
Mr Gyan, an environmentalist and a Lecturer of Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, pledged to cooperate with the communities in the area of environmental education.
He said the Company, which is 100 per cent Ghanaian would continue to uphold its determination to provide jobs for Ghanaians.**