The Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Water Research Institute, has issued a disclaimer in relation to a story on a research report headlined: “UCC and WRI research findings indict Newmont Ahafo Mine.”
The GNA in publishing the disclaimer wish to put on record that the Agency initially carried the story from the report with Newmont’s reaction to the issues raised, in line with our professional ethics. The second story was published accidentally, and we, therefore, apologise for the error.
“The Management of CSIR-Water Research Institute has taken notice of a publication in the media titled “UCC and WRI research findings indict Newmont Ahafo Mine”, published on the 28th January, 2017. The writer of the story, one Kwadwo Peprah, attributes his report to research findings by one Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, a Senior Lecturer at the University Of Cape Coast and Mr Samuel Obiri, a Senior Research Scientist at the CSIR Water Research Institute.
The Commission wishes to state that although Mr Samuel Obiri is an employee of the CSIR Water Research Institute, all activities, overtly or covertly, leading to the report and the subsequent publication of the story by the said reporter are NOT commissioned or authorized works of CSIR-Water Research Institute.
Mr Samuel Obiri thus acted singularly and independently, supposedly in his capacity as the Executive Director of Center for Environment Impact Analysis (CEIA).
We regret any loss, inconvenience or damage that the association of the name of CSIR-WRI with the said report might have caused to Newmont Ghana Ltd. – Ahafo Mine in particular and all other stakeholders in general.
We wish to reiterate that CSIR-Water Research Institute is NOT connected in anyway whatsoever to the report and its findings and recommendations and hence this disclaimer.”
Dr Osmund Ansa Asare