We’ll Spearhead Proper Management Of Iron Deposit – GIISDEC Chair

The board chairman of the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Company (GIISDEC) Farouk Aliu Mahama has assured that the newly constituted board will spearhead the growth of the country’s iron and steel industry by harnessing the huge economic prospects of the sector.

According to him, the board will also spearhead the proper management of iron ore deposits in the country to stimulate an increase in foreign direct investment.

Mahama made the comments at the swearing-in of the board of the GIISDEC at the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry in Accra.

He is joined by eight other technocrats drawn from other government institutions and agencies to constitute the new GIISDEC Board.

They include Kwabena Bonsu Fordwor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GIISDEC; George Mireku Duker representing the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR); Michael Okyere Baafi from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Martin Kwaku Ayisi, representing the Minerals Commission.

Also on the board are Kay F. Amoah Jnr. (Esq), Ernest Kusi and Madam Hanifa Yahaya (Esq.), all of the presidential nominees.

Members of the new board at a brief swearing-in ceremony held at the conference room of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources (MLNR) yesterday undertook the oaths of office, allegiance, and secrecy.

Following the swearing, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, charged the chairman and members of the new board to work hard to ensure that the corporation achieves its objectives.