The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover as the deputy managing director of the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO).
His appointment as deputy managing director is to pave the way for him to understudy the current managing director, Dan Acheampong, who has been in office since 2014 and is expected to leave in June 2023 when his contract with VALCO ends.
Titus-Glover will take over as the substantive MD when the current boss leaves. Notification of his appointment came in a letter sighted by Asaase News and dated 2 March 2023.
The letter was addressed to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, and signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante. It states that “the president has nominated Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover for appointment as deputy managing director of Volta Aluminium Company Ltd”.
“Kindly take the necessary steps to regularise the said appointment in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2019 (Act 992) and the constitution of the company,” the letter further says.
Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover was born on 28 August 1966. He was the MP for Tema East for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and served as a deputy minister for transport under President Akufo-Addo’s first-term government.
He also ran for the position of NPP national organiser during the 2022 national executive elections but lost narrowly to the Henry Nana Boakye, the former national youth organiser of the NPP.
Titus-Glover holds a Master’s degree from Warwick University in Coventry (United Kingdom). He also has a certificate of higher education from Ruskin College, Oxford, and a certificate in labour studies from the University of Cape Coast.
VALCO, where he is to serve, continues to play a critical role in efforts by the Government of Ghana to develop an integrated aluminium industry (IAI) in Ghana.
Integrated aluminium industry
Using VALCO as the anchor of its IAI project, Ghana is set to add value to its over 700 million metric tonnes of bauxite deposits in the country at Kyebi and Nyinahin, which could generate over US$1.05 trillion and create approximately 2.3 million good and sustainable jobs.
A study of the viability of the company’s smelter confirmed that VALCO, properly mainstreamed into Ghana’s development agenda, can serve as a veritable anchor of Ghana’s integrated aluminium industry.
VALCO is currently the live wire of the downstream aluminium industry in Ghana through metal supply, with its associated employment benefits. In addition, it is being positioned to service an expected growth in Ghana’s upstream aluminium industry.
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