AngloGold Ashanti trains artisans

anglogold-ashantiTwenty-three artisans from communities in the Obuasi Municipality have graduated from a three-year training course at the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Engineering Training Centre in the Ashanti Region.

The training was in line with the company’s value of making communities in which it operates better off, by providing employable skills to the people.

At a ceremony organised in Obuasi to honour the graduates, Mr Hussein Abugri, Deputy Managing Director of the company’s Obuasi Mine, said the AGA would continue to demonstrate commitment to the welfare of its host communities despite the mine’s challenges.

According to him the mine is going through significant changes aimed at transforming its operations to benefit key stakeholders.

He said the changes envisage include renewal of the underground infrastructure, use of modern technology, safety improvement and training and development of employees.

“In view of the complex challenges, weighing down the operation, the Obuasi Mine is undergoing significant strategic changes, aimed at transforming the operation into a lean and low – cost massive gold producer,” Mr Abugri said.

He said the production of gold at lower costs below the price of the commodity would enable the mine to generate more revenue and more cash flow to maintain its operations and to meet the demands of stakeholders.

Mr Abugri advised the graduates to work as a team at the mine as well as use their new skills and experience to help rejuvenate the company to make it the safest and leading brand in the country.

Mr George Essandoh, Senior Manager of Engineering at AGA Obuasi Mine, asked the graduates to be innovative by using their acquired skills to enhance their communities.

“Make good use of your strength, and be innovative in your work to make a difference,” he said.

Source: GNA

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