VANCOUVER, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of UN Goodwill Ambassador, philanthropist, and star soccer player Didier Drogba to its board of directors. Among the many campaigns Drogba champions, eliminating poverty remains a main focus demonstrated by his help promoting sustainable agriculture and safe fertilizers.
Encanto's corporate social responsibility plan includes increasing food security around the world and Mr. Drogba's reach and influence will help the Company achieve its goals and reduce hunger by bringing safe fertilizers to developing countries.
Encanto Potash Corp. President and CEO Stavros Daskos said: "We are honoured to have Mr. Didier Drogba as part of our team. His dedication to alleviating hunger and poverty is commendable and we are excited to work together to achieve our mutual goals."
Didier Drogba commented: "I am pleased to join the board at Encanto Potash Corp. and look forward to continuing the work they do to make sure agriculture is sustainable and fertilization is safe in developing countries."
ABOUT DIDIER DROGBA:
Didier Drogba is a former captain and all-time top scorer of the Côte d'Ivoire national football team. Born in 1978, he was voted best all time Chelsea player by Chelsea fans. He became UNDP Goodwill Ambassador on January 24, 2007 and has appeared in numerous media to raise awareness of development challenges in Africa and calling for support to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. on our flagship property, Encanto has a project land package which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study dated February 28, 2013 titled "Encanto Potash Corp. Technical Report Summarizing the Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Muskowekwan First Nations Home Reserve Project in South Eastern Saskatchewan, Canada" confirms the Proven and Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% (average) which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an assumed annual rate extraction rate of 2.8 million tonnes.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by James Walchuck, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
Encanto Potash Corp.
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SOURCE Encanto Potash Corp.
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