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AngloGold-Ashanti to resettle 115 families at Dokyiwa

The planned resettlement of residents of Dokyiwa near Obuasi by AngloGold-Ashanti, Obuasi Mines, would start in November, Mr Kwesi Enyan, Managing Director of the Mines, has said.

They have completed 115 housing units to pave way for re-location of the people to the new settlement not far from their original place.

The new community has all the needed facilities and social amenities including a basic school, palace and roads to make life comfortable for the people.

There is also a vast stretch of land for farming to sustain their livelihoods.

Mr Enyan made these known when he led the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, to inspect the project during his working visit to the Obuasi Municipality.

He said the resettlement was to help ensure the safety of the people and protect them from environmental risks posed by the mining activity.

He announced plans to build health and police posts for them and said these would be tackled as soon as they moved in.

Mr Enyan expressed the company’s total commitment towards preventing pollution, increasing carbon management efficiency, reducing waste and making efficient use of natural resources.

Dr Agyemang-Mensah lauded the company for its efforts and the people for their cooperation.

He said it was important for mining companies to focus on creating “win-win” relations with the communities where they operated.

He advised the company to deal with the issue of illegal mining (galamsey) with tact to foster unity and peace.

Mr John Alexander Ackon, Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said the mine had been a key ally of the Assembly in the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria.

The Regional Minister later interacted with heads of departments and agencies, teachers, students and pupils.

He also inspected on-going educational projects at the Christ the King College Senior High School (SHS), Boete M/A Basic School and Obuasi Senior High and Technical School.

Source: GNA

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