The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr Kwaku Afriyie and the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Henry Okay. Kokofu and different senior officials of the company have paid a operating talk over with to the AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine.
The talk over with on December 5, 2022, shaped phase of a three-day operating talk over with to mining firms in Ghana.
They have been accompanied through the Deputy Executive Director- Operations- EPA, Mr Ransford Sekyi; Deputy Director- Mining, Haron Harrison-Afful; Ashanti Regional Manager, EPA, Samuel Oteng; non-public as-sistants to the Minister, Benjamin Oppong, Dr Naa Dedei Tagoe and secretary to the Minister, Joyce Esi Bedzra.
Dr Kwaku Afriyie and his entourage have been welcomed through the Managing Director of Obuasi Mine, Mr Eric Asubonteng, the Vice President of Environment, Mr Nixon Asante, and different senior participants of the Obuasi Mine.
The goal of the operating talk over with used to be to give you the Minister and his entourage with first-hand wisdom of the environmental difficulties confronting the Obuasi Mine and to be aware of the mine’s ongoing environmental tasks.
The Obuasi Mine Management introduced the Minister and his entourage a excursion of the method plant, preventing to turn them the VEOLIA water remedy plant, the arsenic trioxide remedy mission, the processing fa-cility, and the TSF (STSF, BIOX and Future Development).
Also visited have been the sustainability tasks on the ETS, and pressure during the Sustainable Development Units (AGAMal, AGAHF and the KNUST Obuasi Campus).
Dr Afriyie in his cope with praised Anglo-Gold Ashanti’s Obuasi Mine for its sound environmental practices.
“By statute we are set up in an advisory role, and we are not here to obstruct your work; we want you to advance because we would not exist without you. However, throughout the process we will ensure that all the protocols we agree on are followed; so far, I am very happy with the work done,” he mentioned.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti, Eric Asubonteng, com-mended Dr Afriyie and the company for his or her persevered fortify and collaboration.
He reaffirmed AngloGold Ashanti’s dedication to imposing measures to mitigate all environmental affects because of its operations.
Mr Asubonteng mentioned the recommendation and feedback from the Minister and its Agency can be critically thought to be.
On his phase the Executive Director of EPA, Dr Kokofu, expressed the company’s pleasure with the paintings finished through the Obuasi Mine.
He confident the Obuasi Management of the company’s persevered fortify and engage-ment.
Author: Ghanaian Times