SONGOR SALT PROJECT TO PRODUCE 60,000 TONNES SALT IN 4 MONTHS

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SONGOR SALT PROJECT TO PRODUCE 60,000 TONNES SALT IN 4 MONTHS …

The Songor Salt Project is determined to meet its annual set target of  between 50,000 to 60,000 metric tons within a period of four months.

According to the Interim Chairman of Management Committee of Songor Salt Project, Lieutenant Colonel retired Jacob Dottey, their peak season of salt making will commence in the first week of August, this year, if no rain sets in.

“The rain fall was a setback and we are trying to recover, therefore we are looking forward to reaching our expectation of salt point in the first week of August, having no rain”,he stated.

Speaking in an interview with the B&FT, Songor Salt Project Interim Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Dottey(retd) said this year’s early rain fall has had drastic effect on their production, however, they are determined to meeting their annual designed target by the end of December, this year.

Currently, the salt mine is undergoing limited mining at the salt making field in order to clear silt and algae from the brine ponds to get clear salt. He indicated.

Lieutenant Colonel Dottey appealed to government and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to help create a permanent intake channel for the salt project, it cost the project several thousand of cedis in hiring equipment to push away the sand in order to draw sea water, when the sea is at a low level.

According to him, creation of the intake channel where sea water is drawn into the salt making ponds will save lots of revenue for the project and government; it will serve as a mini harbor to exporting more salt into the neighboring countries, as well as create Employment Avenue for indigenes.

Building of the Ada sea defense, if done quickly will in a way serve as permanent intake channel for the project, he added.

Lieutenant Colonel Dottey also disclosed that 80% of salt are patronize by neighboring countries, including Togo, Mali, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and other.

SOURCE: B&FT

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