Prioritizing the socio-economic well-being of citizens – Asantehene at Newmont Goldcorp
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, urged Newmont Goldcorp to prioritize the socio-economic well-being of people in its area of ââoperation as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The need to build the capacities of young people in employable skills, especially in mining, he noted, would not only ensure economic and sustainable development of communities, but would also strengthen peace and harmony in this area. mining enclave.
The Asantehene said this in a speech read on its behalf by the Akyeamehene, Nana Agyemang Bonsu, when signing a revised social responsibility agreement between Newmont Goldcorp and the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) in Ntotroso in the Ahafo region.
The agreements covered three thematic areas: employment, foundation and relationships. The employment contract sets out guidelines for the employment of locals within the host communities of the Ahafo mine; the founding agreement defines the terms and conditions under which Newmont Ghana (Ahafo Mines) will finance the operations of NADeF while the relationship part defines the agreement reached between the company and the communities to advance the sustainable development of the communities.
Asantehene commended Newmont Ghana for the role it has played in its corporate social responsibility to the communities it operates and urges them not to rely on their oars.
The Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations of Newmont Gold Corp. Adiki O. Ayitevie said after 13 years of implementation and achieving significant results; it is time to build a new Ahafo that reflects the 20th century and gives more hope to young people in their areas of intervention.
She said the company was ready to do things differently to cope with the growing challenges of unemployment and stakeholders’ desire for modern infrastructure in cities across the region.
“Through our employment contract, we are striving to improve our previous commitment from 35% local employment by Newmont and its sub-contractors to 40% and we are gradually improving to 53% by the next revision of the okay, âshe said.
Kenyasi chief Nana Osei Kofi Abbre, who represented the five chiefs who signed the agreements, said they hoped for more in the negotiations but were confident things would change for the better in the future. to come up.