AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine has emerged as the Mining Company of the Year at the sixth Ghana Mining Industry Awards organized by the Ghana Chamber of Mines in Accra.
The prestigious mining company of the year is awarded to a firm that has excelled in sustainable environmental management, occupational, health and safety, corporate social investment mining innovation and fiscal contribution to the state.
This year’s event saw Stephen Osei -Bempah walking away with the Mining Personality of the Year in the President’s Award category.
Lifetime Achievement Award of the year went to Kwesi Enyan with the best Female Mining Professional of the Year going to Catherine Kuupol kuutor.
Speaking at the event, Eric Asubonteng, president of the Ghana Chamber of Mines said the sector has contributed significantly towards government quest in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“In view of the impact of the pandemic on both national and global economies, the Chamber in April voluntarily supported government’s effort to curtail the pandemic by donating items worth GHC11.5 million to the Ministry of Health.
On his part the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh emphasized that the need for the chamber to work diligently at reaching the heights of sustainable and responsible mining must be paramount.
Below is the full list of winners
Best Female Mining Professional of the Year- Margaret Aniawu-Asumakah
Best Performer in Corporate Social Investment – Abosso Goldfields Limited
Corporate Social Investment First Runner Up – AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi
Best Performer in Environmental Management- Newmont Ghana Gold Limited
Best Performer in Environmental Management First runner up -Newmont Ghana Gold Limited
Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety- Golden Star Wassa Limited
Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety-First Runner Up-Chirano Gold Mines
Best Performer in Innovation -Abosso Goldfields Limited
Best Performer in Innovation First runner up-Perseus Mining Ltd
Best Performer in Exploration (Senior Category) – Asanko Gold mines Ltd
Best Performer in Exploration (Senior Category) First Runner up- Newmont Ghana Ltd
Best Performer in Exploration -Azumah Resources Limited
Best Performer in Exploration in Exploration First runner Up -Cardinal Resources Limited
Best Performer in Contract Mining -Beniwise Ghana Ltd
Best Performer in Local Manufacturing of Mining Inputs (First Runner Up)- Carmeuse Limited
Best Performer in Local Manufacturing of Mining Inputs – Interplast Limited
Best Performer in Mine Supplies and Services -PW Ghana Limited
Best Performer in Mine Supplies and Services (First runner Up) Interplast Ghana Limited
Community Safety Brigade of the Year -Golden Star Wassa Limited
Best Mining (Broadcast) Reporter – Sani Abdul Rahman
Best Mining (Print) Reporter – Timothy Ngnenbe
Best Graduate Research of UMaT- Benjamin Kojo Quadzie
Best Female Mining Student of UMaT- Alberta Agyampomaa
Best Male Mining student of UMaT- Shadrack Kwasi Nuamah
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