The decision of Goldfields Ghana Limited and Anglogold Ashanti to support the Community Mining Project (CMP) initiated by the government has been commended.
The Community Mining Project was initiated by the government to help create opportunities in mining for indigenes in mining communities and to curb the menace of illegal mining commonly known as ‘galamsey.’
Designed to create at least 2 million jobs across the country and to help eliminate the use of mercury in recovering gold, the CMP was first launched at Adomanu in the Ashanti Region. At its core, CMP is structured to make mining communities own concessions for use by the indigenes.
“We support the Community Mining Project,” senior executives of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem and Goldfields Ghana Tarkwa told the Chief Executive of MIIF at separate high-level discussions with the Fund.
This followed courtesy calls by the MIIF CEO and senior executives of the Fund to both mines.
Source: Graphic Online