Golden Star Resources plans US$1.2m for 9 CSR projects


Golden Star Resources Limited, a mining firm, is set to spend US$1,176,456 on nine infrastructural projects across the host communities within the Wassa East District of the Western Region.

The infrastructural projects, which are under the Golden Star Development Foundation Fund (GSDFF), include the construction of six chamber and hall bedroom unit teachers’ quarters each in Kubekro, Odumasi, Brofoyedur and Accra Town as well as the construction of 300-seater community centres each in Juabeng and Enyinabrim.

Others are the construction of a mechanised water system in Akosombo and expansion of mechanised water facility at Akyempim, as well as the completion of an existing 10-bedroom teachers’ quarters in old Subri.

At a ground-breaking ceremony at Kubekro at Akyempim, Vice President and Managing Director of Golden Star Resources Limited, Shadrack Adjetey Sowah, explained that his outfit is committed to initiatives that impact communities meaningfully.

“This moment symbolises our collective commitment to creating a brighter and more prosperous future for our host communities, embodying positive change and development,” he said.

According to Mr. Sowah, these projects were carefully selected by the people in the communities based on their needs, with the support of the Community Consultative Team (CCT) and Community Mine Consultative Committee (CMCC).

“As we break ground today, remember that these projects fulfil the agreement in the Memorandum of Understanding. However, their success depends not only on the facility management structures we create, but also on our commitment to ensure full compliance of the arrangements and systems put in place to manage these facilities,” he said.

He mentioned that the successful construction of these projects will provide decent accommodation for teachers and promote improved academic performance. It will also ensure easy access to clean, portable and safe water supply, establishing an atmosphere of social cohesion that fosters unity, collaboration and inclusion.

The Managing Director encouraged the various community-based contractors awarded these projects to live up to expectations by incorporating recommended safety rules and regulations to achieve the desired standards and specifications.

Nana Ampaakwaw II, Chief of Old Subri, praised Golden Star Resources for the initiatives.

“This will encourage teachers to accept postings to these communities to teach our children; so I urge the communities to support the contractors in executing these projects on time,” he said.

Isaac Adjei Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Wassa East District, also commended the company for employing some of the indigenes as well as initiating these projects. “These are the biggest community needs and we pray it will be executed on time,” he added.

Emmanuel Boakye, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wassa East District, on his part, advised the communities to protect the materials which will be used for these projects.

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