At a workshop in Tarkwa, the members of the committee deliberated on ways of reviving the CCCs for a sustainable future for developmental projects to be instituted within the mine’s host communities.
The superintendent, Stakeholder Management of the mine, Senyo Mensah Buake, who took the members through the workshop, gave an overview of the CCC concept and underscored the importance of CCC in the mine’s operations.
He said the time has come for AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine to review the mandate of the community Consultative Committees to enhance sustainable community development through partnerships with the municipal assembly and other relevant agencies.
he called on the members to increase their membership drive to affirm their contributions to the group, and realign their thinking to become a committee that is dedicated towards ensuring community development and well being rather than seeking wealth for members alone.
He said: “The time has come for the group to be owned by the community themselves and not solely driven by the mine”
Participants indicated their readiness and commitment to work together with he company in realising the goals of the CCCs.
In attendance were some government decentralisation agencies representatives from the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, all the 19 host community leaders and women groups, youth groups, NGOs, and assembly members of Teberebie and Akyeampim communities.
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