Michael T. Mason, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Geovic Mining Corporation was received in audience by the President Paul BIYA at Unity Palace on 25 July 2019. Biya and the French Cameroun army are currently carrying out a genocidal campaign in Southern Cameroons that have claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Ambazonian citizens and displaced some half a million people.
State media reported that the manager of the U.S. Company exchanged views with Mr Biya on Geovic’s complete readiness to exploit cobalt, nickel and manganese in the East and South Regions of Cameroon.
Michael Mason revealed to reporters at the end of the talks that the group intends to execute a long term project, with at least a 40-year lifespan and an initial investment worth over 400 million U.S dollars.
The Geovic boss noted that they plan to employ about 700 people, provide schools for training and colleges for technology transfer in order to develop the industry in Cameroon. He emphasised that they wish to do this very professionally.
Michael Mason was accompanied to the Unity Palace by the U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, Peter Henry Barlerin.
Culled from PRC