AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited has organised a town hall meeting for stakeholders to give an update on the Obuasi Mine’s activities.
Organised on the theme: “Diversified, Decisive, Sustainable,” the three-day programme was graced with the presence of the Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi Municipal, Elijah Adansi-Bonah, District Chief Executive of Obuasi East District Assembly Faustina Amissah, Chiefs, representatives of Parliamentarians, assembly members, the clergy, youth groups, NGO’s and opinion leaders.
Opening the meeting, the Managing Director of the Obuasi Mine, Mr Eric Asubonteng, reiterated the company’s commitment to building relationships with stakeholders through continuous engagements.
“One of the significant achievements this year 2020, for the company, Obuasi, the communities around the mine and Ghana was the commemoration of the first gold pour of the Obuasi Mine. The hard work put into reviving this iconic mine revealed the importance of teamwork, partnership, commitment, and the enduring power of shared values.”
The AngloGold Ashanti team, led by Mr Asubonteng and supported by Mr Emmanuel Baidoo, Senior Manager, Sustainability, updated stakeholders on the operations of the mine and the status of the Obuasi Redevelopment Project.
Mr Asubonteng assured stakeholders of the company’s commitment to the Obuasi Redevelopment Project. He indicated that Phase II of the project was ongoing despite the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which may cause a slight delay.
Several measures were put in place to combat the pandemic, including an on-site testing facility, treatment centre and an ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) set up at AGA Health Foundation (AGAHF).
Other interventions include disinfection of over 20 health facilities and major markets in Obuasi, payment of three months’ rent for Isolation Centres for Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East and COVID-19 protocols rolled out face masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, travel and site visit protocols.
The company also contributed US$100,000 through the Chamber of Mines towards government’s interventions and a Centre set up under Community Trust Fund to produce hand sanitizer and three local suppliers engaged, and their capacities built to manufacture and supply nose masks to the mine.
It also donated 205 boxes of hand sanitizers, 460 units of Veronica buckets, 650 pieces of nose masks and two mini boxes of hand gloves to host communities and stakeholders as well as 3,000 copies of COVID-19 education posters donated to basic schools and religious bodies in Obuasi.
To ensure the safety of employees, the mine has relaunched the ‘Make Safety Personal’ Campaign, to encourage employees to speak up on safety […]