Anglogold Ashanti to recruit over 2000 workers for Obuasi mine

Mining giant, Anglo Gold Ashanti says it is planning to recruit about 2,500 workers following its resolve to resume full-scale operations at its Obuasi mine.

The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Eric Asubonteng made this known at a Town Hall meeting organized by the mining giant with stakeholders in Obuasi.

The program which was held at the Obuasi Sports Club brought together Management of the Mining Giants including Mr Graham Ehm, Executive Vice President Group Technical and Planning, Managing Director of AGA Obuasi Mine, Mr Eric Asubonten, Operations Manager, Mr Frederick Nsarko, and the MCE and DCE of Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East District Assemblies, Elijah Adansi-Bonah and Faustina Amissah respectively.

The rest are Adansi Traditional leaders led by Nana Serwa Bruwaa, Queen Mother of Akrokerri, Assembly members, media, and other representatives of the Obuasi communities.

Mr. Eric Asubonteng also gave updates on various projects that are underway to bring the company back into full operations.

He said workers in the mines are putting up their very best to ensure that between now and the end of 2019, a lot would be done to get the company to a point where it can operate at about 50% capacity while the plant would be able to produce 2000 tones per day of materials mined from underground.

He said moving forward, the company is looking at recruiting more from the Obuasi community as it has already employed about 1,167 locals out of, 1,870 current workers which will rise up to 2,500 or more in future.

The General Manager also mentioned that AGA has submitted it’s labour plan to the Minerals Commission in which the organization’s structure had been clearly spelt out to train more youths to help grow and develop more Ghanaians including people from Obuasi.

He assured the audience that in the company’s bid to diversify the economy of Obuasi, the company is bringing on board all businesses in Obuasi by awarding some major contracts to contractors from Obuasi including renovation of 1,500 house units in Obuasi.

Other contracts include catering services being awarded to Mawuli Catering services, Cofcans, Afrikana, Yaw Fosu and others,  other security contracts have also been awarded to Obuasi based security forces.

The Education and Health sectors are areas the company is highly focused on to ensure socio-economic development within the Municipality as well as the District level.

This is expected to boost the employment rate of the country which the government has not been able to confirm but expected to be 10.4% (tradingeconomics.com).


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