Azumah Resources Limited, a gold exploration company operating in the Upper West Region, has increased its interactions with host communities to strengthen relationships as construction and mining activities approach.
The engagement aims to prepare communities to leverage the Local Content Law and benefit from the upcoming mining operations.
Nana Dwemoh Benneh, a Director at the Mine, emphasized the importance of community preparation to align with the company's timeline.
During a media engagement and training session on mining reporting in the Upper West Region, Nana Benneh highlighted the need for collaboration between the company and communities.
“While we at Azumah Resources are raising funds and preparing to set up the construction to start the mining, the same way, we want the communities to be preparing so that by the time the mines are ready for operation they will also be ready to provide the services, and that way there is a shared improvement in all our livelihoods,” he stated.
He emphasized the significance of early engagement under the Local Content Law, emphasizing that community services like catering, construction, labor, and supply could be provided, creating long-term opportunities.
Nana Benneh stressed the importance of media involvement in educating communities and stakeholders on the prospects and operations of the mine.
Mr. Hector Nyinaku, the Country Administration Manager of Azumah Resources Ltd, expressed optimism about the region's gold ore deposits, anticipating potential benefits for the next decade.
The company, mindful of environmental considerations, has incorporated environmental plans into its activities, complying with legal requirements and enhancing investor confidence.
Mr. Wahid Bampuori-Iddrisu, the Director of Community Relations, urged the media to highlight potential opportunities and contribute positively to the company's reputation.