On Wednesday, 29th January, 2020,President Nana Addo was at AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine to witness the first gold pour of the mine, since it was effectively shut down in 2014. The ceremony marked the return to production, productivity, and profitability of the mine.
The president stayed that in line with the agenda of Government to enhance local content in the mining industry in Ghana, we are engaging closely with the company to ensure that the Obuasi Redevelopment Project places a premium on local content, with greater percentage of capital being spent in-country. Preference should be given to Ghanaian companies in the procurement of goods and services in the supply value-chain, from the large-value underground mining contracts, through petroleum supply, to catering and security contracts. Ghanaian professionals must also be prioritised for employment opportunities, and localisation policies fully implemented to the letter.