Business News of Wednesday, 16 May 2012Source: citifmonline.com A legal expect in land acquisition, Lawyer Kwame Gyan has recommended that one of the possible ways Ghana’s unemployment rate could be reduced is through the establishment of stone quarries.
Lawyer Gyan who owns a 9 million Dollar company called the Atiwa Quarries at Opeikuma in Atiwa of the Central region said though the quarry industry is capital intensive, he was determined to finalize the project to create employment for the youth of the area.
He was interacting with the media on Wednesday during an inspection tour of his quarry site which is almost 90% complete.
He said the company at the moment has employed about 54 workers with the intention to increase the number when work is finally complete.
Though the company is yet to be officially commissioned, it has the capacity of producing about 1,500 cubic meters of chippings of all sizes for construction works.
According to Lawyer Gyan, the quarry has a large granite deposit which in his estimation can last for the next 100 years and beyond.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility, we have started constructing school blocks and boreholes for the community and have intention of providing credit facilities to residents of Opeikuma in the near future.”**