A conveyor belt and crusher at the one of Anglogold Mine
A conveyor belt and crusher at the one of Anglogold Mine

The company said the voluntary process which AngloGold Ashanti commenced in November 2013 had been implemented by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

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A conveyor belt and crusher at the one of Anglogold Mine
A statement issued by the mining firm said the move was to pave way for the government to use the 273 square kilometers of land.

It said the land, which excludes the Obuasi Mine which lies on land retained by the company, could be put to use to encourage a range of socio-economic development activities in the Obuasi region.

“AngloGold Ashanti’s primary aim, subject to the outcome of an ongoing feasibility study, remains to turn the Obuasi Mine into a long-life, modern mining operation that will provide foreign investment, high-quality direct and indirect employment, taxes and foreign exchange revenue to Ghana,” the statement added.

The mining firm however expressed concern that the presence of illegal miners on the Obuasi Mine continued to jeopardize this potential.

“It is critical that the authorities act to resolve this threat to the viability of the Obuasi Mine, in a peaceful manner, and as quickly as possible,” AGA added.

It said meetings held with authorities to find a solution to the issue, including the return of supplementary security to the site, had not yielded any fruitful outcomes. Enditem

Source:Xinhua

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