“The construction of the 40 million dollars Gangama Dry Mining Project commenced in April 2015, and was completed within the period of thirteen-month by DRA Engineers”, said the mineral sands miner who traditionally relied on dredging to produce rutile from its large deposit in that part of the country.
The new plant changes the dredging operations to dry mining.
General Manager, Desmond Williams, submitted that the Gangama Project was operational and produced high quality natural rutile, which signified that they had done a lot of work to facelift the company.
Delivering his final statement as CEO of Sierra Rutile, John Bono Sisay, said that despite the economic situation during the Gangama expansion they believed that the future of Sierra Rutile was more important.
“As a CEO I ensure that Sierra Rutile paid its outstanding loan to the government and we all know that we are experiencing financial difficulties in the country I am expecting by Wednesday or Thursday the government would receive from Sierra Rutile another eight million dollars to support government especially those that aim at alleviate the current pain we are going through” Sisay added.
Speaking on behalf of the five paramount chiefs in the Sierra Rutile operational areas, PC Russell said that they were together and were working intimately with Sierra Rutile, adding that they were appreciative of the outgoing CEO and management of the company for their support to inhabitants of the mining communities.
A representative of the land owning families, Sidique Seppeh, urged the management to provide more support to them, adding that more 100 families were being relocated from the rutile operational area.
The commissioning of the project and pouring of libation on Tuesday was witnessed by land owners, paramount chiefs and other stakeholders