Stop incessant attacks on Electrochem – Atta Akyea to Ada youth

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The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Energy, Samuel Atta Akyea, has cautioned the youth of Ada who incessantly attack Electrochem, to desist from the act.

According to him, there is the need for the law to deal with all troublemakers at Electrochem while also admonishing them to eschew actions he described as enemy of society.

He described the acts as lawless which must be dealt with by the law.

It would be recalled that clashes ensued few days ago at the site leading to the death of one person. This triggered the Committee to visit the site.

He made this statement when he led the Committee members on a fact-finding mission to the Production site of Electrochem at Ada to learn at first hand the operations of Electrochem and the cause of attacks on the salt production company.

He fumed that ‘we cannot have that lawlessness undertaking what can bless the entire country.’

He said Electrochem, a subsidiary of the McDan Group, must be supported rather than attacked especially when the Company’s intent is to improve the lot of the Ada youth, cede some of the production lines to them as well as create a ready market for them.

He further stressed that after touring the site and appreciating the investment of 88 million dollars into the project, he believes the project should not be undermined.

He emphasized that, the country should not have people who want to undermine a progress, adding it is anti-progress to see a company that is giving interest free loans to its indigenes.

Ranking Member of the Committee, John Jinapor explained that one of the mandates of Parliament is to ensure that businesses thrive as they contribute to the growth of the country’s GDP.

He stressed that even though the Electrochem’s operations which is salt production is a game changer, the Committee is going to make sure they operate within a conducive and peaceful environment whilst also ensuring that they operate within the framework of the law.

He however assured the company of it continues engagement with stakeholders for government and the country to enable give them the needed support so they can expand and create jobs for the youth.


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