Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) has trained 26 young people from communities in its Ahafo mine operational area under the company?s?Apprenticeship Training?Program which was established during the construction phase of the mine in 2005.

The Newmont Apprenticeship Training program was established as a Technical pipeline to ensure access to skilled and trained mechanical and electrical specialists to support operational requirement.

At the graduation ceremony which was jointly performed with the induction ceremony of 39 fresh young people into the apprenticeship training program, at the plant site in Kenyasi,?the External Relations Manager, Kojo Bedu-Addo indicated that the program is to create job opportunities for local community members through skill enhancement and training to meet the staffing needs of the Ahafo mine.

According to Mr. Bedu-Addo, leadership in Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Social Responsibility are some of the key values that drives NGGL business, and the apprenticeship training program is a major effort to meet those important values.

?By mining safely we want to see our work force come to work and go back to their families every day?, he emphasized, adding that by taking responsible action to manage the environmental impacts, NGGL aim to support the sustainable development of the flora and fauna.

He said, the 26 young men and women who went through the four years of training which includes training in Newmont values of integrity, trust and respect, in addition to their technical areas of expertise with strong focus on safety have satisfied all requirements necessary for completion of the course.

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