As part of its compensation program for communities impacted by its work and activities, Guinea Alumina Corporation SA (GAC) laid the first stone for the construction of the Hakoundhè Tchiandi Mosque in the Belikindy community.
The ceremony took place in Hakoundhè Tchiandi (a village impacted by the GAC project) on Friday, March 31, 2017, in the presence of the sub-Prefectoral authorities of Tanènè and the Islamic League.
The construction of this mosque is of great importance for this predominantly Muslim population. It will have a capacity of nearly 300 faithful. The work is entrusted to a Guinean company Alpha BTP, for a period of four months.
On behalf of the people of Belikindy, El Hadj Aboubacar Bah, the 1st Imam of Tinguilinta, congratulated GAC for this responsible act and said, "Although the construction of this building is in line with international recommendations for resettlement, the fact that GAC has started construction of the mosque has great significance for them. In addition, it will prevent resettled communities from having to travel tens of kilometers for the great Friday prayer."
Through this act, GAC reiterates once again, its commitment to supporting the development and well-being of the communities impacted by the project.