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Amansie Central: Communities Hail Mining Company Over Dev’t

Several farming communities within Amansie Central and Amansie South Districts in the Ashanti Region have heaped praises on Heritage Imperial Mining Company for providing them with social amenities meant to facelift their communities.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Heritage Imperial Mining Company has been embarking on a number of projects in communities within their catchment area to contribute to addressing pressing social and environmental problems facing these communities.

This mining company manned by Ghanaians only started full operations in 2018 after acquiring all the legal documentation in 2017 and according to the residents has been supportive to the socio-economic growth of their respective communities.

Some of the projects include water, teachers’ bungalow, Police Station , Community Centre , Market among others of which most of them are all ongoing except with few which are already completed and in use.

Residents in these beneficiary communities including Moosikrom, Kobro, Ankam, Odaho and others were of the view that Heritage Imperial Mining Company has proven their worth through their developmental support they have initiated in several communities.

One major challenge facing almost all communities visited was water.

Accessing water for domestic purposes seems to be a great burden on residents and they were hopeful the provision of water will be of great help as far as acute water shortage still remains a problem in the communities.

Some of the Chiefs and the people including Otumfuo Werempemhene, Nana Opia Mensah II spoke to Peacefmonline lauding the good work of Heritage Imperial Mining Company.

Nana Opia Mensah II mentioned that if all or majority of company will take their Corporate Social Responsibilities at heart, burdens on government and Traditional Authorities in the name of solving developmental challenges in the society will lessen.

At Kobro, a cocoa growing community, the company has built water for the community and is now assisting the town to put up a community Centre which is now ongoing.

The Community Centre, after completion, is expected to accommodate approximately 500 people during events.

The Sompahene of Kobro, Nana Yaw Anning II appreciated the efforts made by Heritage Imperial Mining Company in supporting the town pledging his unflinching support to the growth of the company.

An elder from the community, Opanin Martin Kumah hinted how the mining company has allocated a sum of GHC 150,000 for developmental projects in the town.

Source: Sampson Kwame Nyamekye (A/R),  Peacefmonline.com/GHANA

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