Asanko Gold Adjudged Mining Company of the Year for 2 Consecutive Times

Winners of the Ghana Mining Awards 2019

Accra, Ghana, November 30, 2019//-Asanko Gold Ghana Limited (AGGL), a jointly-owned by Asanko and Gold Fields, has been adjudged the mining company of the year 2019 for two consecutive times at the fifth edition of the Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA).

Asanko Gold Ghana, a leading gold mine company operating in the country outshone key competitions to pick the top award on last Friday, 29 November, 2019. It first won the same award in 2018.

Additionally, the mining company won two awards namely Best Performer in Exploration and 1st runner-up in Innovation categories in the night.

Speeches at the night

Speaking at the awards night which climaxed 91th Anniversary celebrations of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Sulemanu Koney said the mining industry continues to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development.

The fiscal revenue, forex receipts and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) are still unmatched by any other economic sector in the country, according to Mr Koney.

The special guest of honour of the night, the Minister of Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, appealed to the players in the mining industry to set up a GHC50 million Entrepreneurship Fund to help reduce unemployment in the country.

In a speech read for the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, assured the mining executives that the government was committed to continue creating the requisite enabling environment for mining companies to thrive and grow their business.

He added: “ The government is also not relenting on its agenda to use mining as a catalyst for the industrial transformation of the country with key policies focused on resourced-based industrialization, value addition, local content, linkages developments, and also mining community development  schemes in collaboration with the Minerals Development Fund, among others”..

The awards which was organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines sought to promote, encourage, and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in the mining industry.

AWARD WINNERS BELOW 

The awards recognized and honoured organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the mining sector in Ghana.

In all, 19 award categories were awarded at the night.

Some of the winners below

MINING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd

MINING PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

 Alfred Baku, EVP & Head of West Africa Region Gold Fields

 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 Anthony Nana Andoh

 FEMALE MINER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Marian Boatemaa, Newmont Goldcorp
RUNNER-UP: Shirley Oteng Sefa, Anglogold Ashanti

BEST PERFORMER IN INNOVATION

WINNER: Asanko Goldfields Tarkwa Mine
RUNNER-UP: Asanko Gold Ghana

BEST PERFORMER IN CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

WINNER: AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine
RUNNER-UP: Golden Star Bogoso Prestea Limited

BEST PERFORMER IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

WINNER: Golden Star Resources Wassa Mine
RUNNER-UP: Newmont Goldcorp Akyem Mine

BEST PERFORMER IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

WINNER: Newmont Goldcorp Akyem Mine
RUNNER-UP: Perseus Mining Limited

BEST PERFORMER IN LOCAL CONTENT

WINNER: Adamus Resources Limited
RUNNER-UP: Chirano Gold Mine Ltd

BEST COMPANY IN MINING EXPLORATION

WINNER: Asanko Gold
RUNNER-UP: Azumah Resources Ltd

BEST PERFORMER IN MINE SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

WINNER: PW Ghana

BEST PERFORMER IN LOCAL MANUFACTURING OF INPUTS

WINNER: Interplast Ghana Ltd
BEST PERFORMER IN CONTRACT MINING

WINNER: PW Ghana International
RUNNER-UP: Maxmass Limited

BEST MINING REPORTER

WINNER: Latif Iddrisu, JOY FM
RUNNER-UP: Kwame Owusu Peprah, JOY FM

COMMUNITY SAFETY BRIGADE OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Newmont Golden Ridge Limited

FINANCIAL DEAL OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Ecobank Ghana Ltd and Golden Star Resources

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