From second left, pictures show Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, GIISDEC Board Chairman and MP for Yendi in blue suit and Mr Joshua Makubu, Oti Regional Minister in clutches.

The Board of Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC) led by its Chairman Farouk Aliu Mahama has initiated community engagement with the political and traditional leaders and the people of the Oti Region.

The engagement is a prelude to the commencement of a technical valuation and validation exercise of the Iron Ore deposits in Akpafu, in the region,

GIISDEC Board also seeks the people’s blessings and support as the corporation undertakes the Mineral Resource Estimate of the Akpafu Iron occurrence.

At a courtesy call on Joshua Makubu, the Oti Regional Minister, the Board Chairman reiterated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision and commitment to see the emergence of a vibrant integrated iron and steel sector.

GIISDEC Board embarks on community engagement in Oti Region
Farouk Aliu Mahama, GIISDEC Board Chairman and Joshua Makubu, Oti Regional Minister

This he said will serve as a catalyst for Ghana’s accelerated industrial development as GIISDEC and the people of the Oti Region have the responsibility to ensure the timely take-off for the benefit of the community and the country at large.

Mr Makubu said the people of the Oti Region have always heard about the Iron deposits and that this for him was the first and by far the biggest activity on the resource.

He assured the GIISDEC Board of the region’s fullest support and blessings and commended the corporation for its earnest work.

Ghana has an estimated 6.4 billion tons of Iron Ore reserves. These resources when developed will be a major foreign currency earner for the country, enrich our steel industry, engender prosperity, expand Ghana’s economy and stimulate growth.