GMC prepares to implement Development Fund for host communities

By Erica
Apeatua Addo, GNA

Nsuta (W/R), Sept. 25, GNA – Ghana Manganese
Company (GMC) would soon implement a Development Fund for its host communities.

The Ghana Manganese Company Development Fund
would provide a reliable and transparent system for fair distribution of
resources the company spends on community development.

Mr Zhang Zhensheng, the Managing Director of
(GMC), announced this when he was introduced to the Company’s stakeholders at a
durbar at Nsuta Wassa, a suburb of Tarkwa.

He said he had endorsed the model that was
expected to run akin to those of its sister mining companies.

He assured stakeholders that GMC would play
its part in developing the country, especially its 17 operational areas.

Mr Zhensheng succeeded Mr Jurgen Eijgendaal
who resigned from the Company this year after working in the mines for 20

Until his appointment, he was the Deputy
Managing Director of Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group (TMI) in China.

In 2002, Mr Zhensheng joined the Mining Bureau
of Shizuishan City as the Deputy Director, managed project development and
foreign investment as well as restructuring and reconciliation of the coal

He also served as the Assistant General
Manager and General Manager at Shenhua Ning Coal Group Company Limited between
2002 to 2017.

Mr Zhensheng holds a Master’s Degree in
Enterprise Management from the Department of Industrial Economics of Graduate
School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Nana Kwesi Atobra II, the Divisional Chief of
Esuaso Traditional Area, congratulated Mr Zhensheng on his new appointment and
pleaded with him to draw policies and strategies that would build and sustain
the Company.

Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group of
China in late 2017 and early 2018 acquired GMC.

The TMI is a global leader in electrolytic
manganese, founded in 2003.


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