File photo AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, in response to a special request, has donated six computers and four air conditioners to the Department of Legal Services of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Juliet Manteaw-Kutin, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at AngloGold Ashanti, speaking at the brief donation ceremony, stated that the swift response to the request made by the military was to show appreciation for support shown over the years to AngloGold Ashanti.
“We have received immense support and protection from the military, especially when we experienced the invasion of illegal miners at our Obuasi concession. AngloGold Ashanti is truly grateful to the Ghana Military”, she said.
Mrs. Manteaw-Kutin pledged AngloGold Ashanti’s commitment to its stakeholders, especially those in the mine’s community.
“As a mining organization, we believe in making the communities that we work in better. We were able to restart the Obuasi mine partly because of the support given to us by our stakeholders over the years. We will therefore continue to build partnerships with our stakeholders and to support them whenever they need us, just as they support us when we need them,” she said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the military, Major General Thomas Oppong Peprah, Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, stated that the items for the Department of Legal Services were very crucial because the department was expanding and needed them to augment the Department’s existing computers and air conditioners.
“I am pleased that AngloGold Ashanti has responded to our request. The items donated today have come at the right time. They will go a long way to improve productivity in the workforce,” he stated.
Colonel B. Amuah-Boakye, Director General of the Department of Legal Services, also stated that “the company’s quick response to our needs serves as an incentive for us to continue with our engagement with your esteemed organization.”
“Although we deal with several corporate organizations, we are impressed with the step AngloGold Ashanti has taken to support the army, a testament to their good intentions,” he added.
Colonel Acheampong Badu at the ceremony also commended AngloGold Ashanti for the donation made to the Department of Legal Services.
“If all companies will respond and recognize the effort of the military and show appreciation like AngloGold Ashanti has done, this will give us the impetus to continue working selflessly, rendering services not only to AngloGold Ashanti but to the Nation at large,” he said.