AngloGold Ashanti Ghana (AGAG) has presented a cheque for GH₵600,000 to management of Obuasi Campus at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The gesture, according to the company, is part of its efforts in ensuring diversification of Obuasi’s local economy through its educational support.
The Managing Director of AGAG, Mr. Eric Asubonteng, in presenting the cheque to the university reiterated the Mine’s commitment toward education, which he said is featured prominently in its Social Management Plan.
He said AGAG is aware of the university’s plan to increase the number of student intake, which instigated the Mine’s support. Against this background, it is hoped that the donation will help the expansion and refurbishment of some existing structures at the Obuasi campus of the university.
He commended the university authorities for passionately collaborating with the Obuasi Mine in bringing to fruition the establishment of Obuasi’s satellite campus.
“We will continue to support in any way we can, and we look forward to a better partnership with KNUST.”
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo, commended the mine for its continuous support and for “believing in the future of KNUST’s Obuasi satellite campus.” He also acknowledged the mine’s ambitious educational vision.
Prof. Owusu-Dabo received the cheque on behalf of the university, and further noted that AGAG’s welcoming of KNUST into Obuasi to nurture and mentor students is a partnership that will benefit many Ghanaians beyond Obuasi.
Eric Asubonteng, MD, AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine presenting the cheque to Pro Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo while other officials from KNUST and AGA look on admirably