Rocksure International decided not to transport bauxite and alumina by road to save the country’s road network from destruction by heavy trucks.
Mr. Kwesi Enyan, Executive Director of Operations, Rocksure International announced this in Tarkwa when the University of Mining and Technology (UMaT) held a special congregation for 27 students.
He disclosed that “Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADEC) has selected Rocksure International to develop one of three blocks, Block ‘b’ of Nyinahin-Mpasaaso bauxite resources.”
Mr. Enyan said that currently exploration is underway to confirm the resources of block “b” and then they will partner with GIADEC to develop the mine and build a refinery to process bauxite into alumina.
“A good railway system would be needed to facilitate transportation of bauxite from the mine and alumina to Takoradi port for export.”
He commended the University for collaborating with the Ministry of Railways and Development in establishing the UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
According to him, the purpose of the school was to train the necessary human resources for the railway sector and this was well in line with the government’s program to improve the railway system in the country, adding, “We are happy to government commitment to develop railways. system.”
“When I joined Rocksure International, I continued my support by honoring the University’s request to sponsor the UMaT 5th Biennial International Conference on Mining and Minerals in 2018. I intend to do the same for the 7th conference this year,” Mr. Enyan announced.
He presented three quality computers to the University which celebrates its 70th institutional anniversary this year.
To inspire students to pursue their postgraduate studies, Mr. Enyan launched a GH¢4,000 prize for the best graduate student in mining engineering for five years.
He urged graduates to recognize and appreciate the efforts of their parents, teachers, mentors and friends who played various roles in their studies.