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Mercy Adu-Gyamfi Shines in Parliament


Member of Parliament for the Akwatia constituency in the Eastern region, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi popularly known as ‘Ama Sey’’ has dazzled Parliament with her improved reading ability following her maiden statement on the floor.

Her statement was to urge government to hand over operations of a mine concession currently being managed by Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited to a more serious entity.

Members from both sides of the House were full of praise for her improved performance especially as a lady who has been criticized in the past for her inability to speak the English language fluently.

In a statement on the operations of the Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited, a mining firm located the Akwatia constituency, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi urged the company to hand over operations to Government for a more serious company to handle.

According to her the Chiefs and people of the area are expectantly waiting for a more serious mining firm to take over operations of the site in order to create jobs for improved standards of living.

She stated that Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited which promised to invest US $ 100 million over a five-year period has not performed even a single mining operation over the concession since August, 2011 when the company was out doored as a wholly-owned Ghanaian company by the then Vice President of the Republic.

Ama Sey accused the company of reducing its core mandate to that of just selling spare parts, sand and stone and has failed to also honour its financial obligations since taking over the mine-site.

The Great Consolidated Diamond Ghana Limited (GCDGL) formerly Consolidated African Selection Trust (CAST) promised to produced one million carats of Diamond within the period and create 2,500 direct and 50, 000 indirect jobs through support services.

It had also promised to turn the fortunes of the mine for the better by establishing an integrated Diamond mining and processing industry.

By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher



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