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No one trapped in AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi underground mine – Management

Management of the AngloGold Ashanti has cleared the air on some trapped persons in its AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi underground mine

AngloGold Ashanti says no one has been trapped in its Obuasi underground mine as has been reported.

The company in a press release dated Tuesday, (30 May) and signed by the Managing Director, Eric Asubonteng, said there was no person trapped underground.

He said the main exit ramp from the mine remains open.

He has consequently encouraged any unauthorised person underground to leave the mine at any time by the exit points where public security personnel remain on standby.

According to him, it has come to the notice of the company that some illegal miners may be underground in the northern areas of the mine, remote from the current active mining areas.

He explained that unauthorised persons underground are able to exit on foot, via the existing ramp, through the main access of this mining area, stressing that “Yesterday, seven illegal miners exited through this main access point on foot and are in the custody of the Ghana Police Service. Any unauthorised person underground is encouraged to leave the mine at any time by the exit points where public security personnel remain on standby.”

Attached below is a copy of the press release

AngloGold Ashanti Ghana’s Obuasi Mine is aware of media reports alleging that illegal miners may have been trapped underground in the northern areas of the mine, remote from current active mining areas.

Unauthorized persons underground are able to exit on foot, via the existing ramp, through the main access of this mining area. No person underground has been confined in any way and the main exit ramp from the mine remains open.

Obuasi Gold Mine’s management team has notified the relevant authorities and public security services and is working closely with them.

Yesterday, seven illegal miners exited through this main access point on foot and are in the custody of the Ghana Police Service.

Any unauthorized person underground is encouraged to leave the mine at any time by the exit points where public security personnel remain on standby.

Intrusion of illegal miners into underground areas remains a significantly dangerous activity and AngloGold Ashanti Ghana is working alongside authorities to ensure that only authorized mine personnel and contractors can access underground work areas.

The safety and security of our employees and community members remain our top priority and AngloGold Ashanti Ghana stands ready to provide any assistance required by the authorities in ensuring the safe exit of any unauthorized persons underground.

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