By Irene Wirekoaa Osei
AngloGold Ashanti has committed itself to mine responsibly and sustainably at all levels of its operations.
The company has also reaffirmed its strong financial commitment to Ghana, saying “the board and executives have the trust and confidence to invest more than $1 billion in the mining operations in Ghana.”
The Group CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, Mr Alberto Calderon, made the commitment when he called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra on Wednesday.
At the brief meeting, President Akufo-Addo expressed satisfaction with the operations of AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana, especially its corporate social responsibility in its operation areas- Obuasi and Tarkwa Mines respectively.
He acknowledged the company for pledging to support the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to meet investors on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly slated for September this year.
Earlier, the visiting team called on the Deputy Minister responsible for Mines, George Mireku Duker, where the Deputy Minister told the AngloGold delegation that the government was creating the enabling environment for mining companies to thrive in the country.
The Deputy Minister further stated that the government’s dealings with large-scale mining firms would be anchored on transparency and accountability and ensure that there is a win-win for both parties.
The AngloGold delegation included Mr Richard Jordinson; Senior Vice President (Ghana and Tanzania), Mr Eric Asubonteng; Managing Director, Obuasi Mine and Samuel Boakye Pobee- Managing Director, Iduapriem Mine.