President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the Ada-Songor salt project, now under development, has the potential to revolutionize the lives of Ada residents and the economy of Ghana.
He claims that the initiative has already benefited the residents of Ada by creating new jobs for the local youth and improving the local infrastructure.
At an assembly of chiefs and people celebrating this year’s Asafotufiam festival in the Ada traditional region, President Akufo-Addo urged the Ada people to support the project and Electrochem Ghana Limited, the company responsible for putting it into action.
Adding that “the project has the potential to transform the lives of the citizenry in addition to transforming Ada and Ghana’s economy,” he urged the residents of Ada to keep providing Electrochem Ghana Limited with their “maximum support.”
“…In so doing, the government will also be able to respond to some of the matters that Djetse has raised such as environmental preservation, global warming, the surge in the sea and its devastating effect on the island and coastal communities, the development of road infrastructure, among others,” President Akufo-Addo said.
The President continued, saying, “…a lot has been done on roads across the country, but there is a lot more that will be done and you can be sure that government will not leave out the people of Ada.”
Approximately 1,000,000 metric tonnes of salt per year may be produced at the Ada-Songor salt production, which is located on a 41,000-acre concession and serves both local and international markets.
It is expected that this project would propel the firm to the forefront of the global salt industry and make it the largest producer of salt and chlorine-alkali in West Africa.