AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine has won the Best Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Project of the Year Award at the 5th Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA) held at the Marriot Hotel, Accra.
The award was in recognition of the remarkable impact, scope and sustainability of the flagship AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Programme which has been running for over a decade and has been rolled-out in other parts of the country in partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria and with support from UNITAID’s NgenIRS Co-payment Project. Currently implemented in the Upper East and West Regions and the Obuasi Municipality and Obuasi East District, and all 43 Prisons across the country, the AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Programme is estimated to cover 4% of the Ghanaian population.
Speaking to the press at the event, the Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine and the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Eric Asubonteng said, “the award means a lot to us, because it reflects our commitment to living our value that communities and societies in which we operate will be better off for AngloGold Ashanti having been there”. He added that AngloGold Ashanti shall continue to work in close collaboration with all its stakeholders to implement its Social Management Plan to contribute to creating alternative industries, institutional capacitation and building strong partnerships towards ensuring that host communities are self-sustaining.
The event was graced by the Minister for Business Development and the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources. The Awards night saw 19 mining companies and individuals honoured for the various contributions to the mining industry. The Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA) is meant to promote, encourage, recognize, and celebrate outstanding achievements as well as excellence in the mining industry.
AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine was also awarded by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation last week for the mine’s outstanding contribution towards teaching and learning in Ghana. The award was given at the Sixth Annual Otumfuo Teachers’ Awards at Kumasi.