President Akufo-Addo has assured that a request for proposal will be sent out by the end of February, as part of efforts to attract private investors to help in the development of an integrated aluminum industry in Ghana.
He made the comments while delivering his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians in Parliament.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the needed structures have been put in place to ensure that Ghana’s goal of building a leading integrated aluminium industry is achieved in a timely manner.
“We intend also to mine at long last our bauxite deposits, in order to establish an integrated aluminium industry in Ghana. The Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation, a statutory corporation has been set up with the support of parliament to spearhead Ghana’s commitment to create an integrated aluminium industry.
Highlighting the work that the Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation has been doing so far President Akufo-Addo said key stakeholders have begun consultations.
“Since its formation the leadership of the corporation has been working tirelessly with transaction advisors and other stakeholders to ensure that all steps are taken to realize the set objectives.”