On April 6th, 2023, the deputy minister for Natural Resources in charge of mining Hon. George Mereku Dukar with the company of Western Regional Minister Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly Hon. Isaac Dasmani Ph.D. and members from minerals Commission paid a working visit to Sankofa Gold limited and Big Stone Mining Limited in Prestea and Bogoso respectively in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality, the team
toured the company’s Processing facilities and inspected their general operations with Technical Officers.
In engagement with the management of the Mine, the deputy minister Hon. George Mereku Dukar revealed to the Companies to be committed to CSR activities and adhered to responsible health, safety, and environmental protocols in line with sustainable mining practices. He again advises them to be law-abiding and made them aware that having a license for mining activities does not give them the impetus to practice illegalities.
Also, he commended the Companies on their compliance with the Local Content and Participation Policy, as was evident in the representation of Ghanaians in their staff population, and reassured them of the gathering of the Government’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for
Responsible Mining in the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon. Isaac Dasmani Ph.D. utilized the opportunity and took the team to Prestea Government Hospital for the regional minister to have a view of the male ward which was ripped off by rainstorms in the previous week, the minister then pledged his support for the quick renovation of the facility.