Iduapriem Mine exceeds 2023 production target; marks 20th annual thanksgiving


By Juliet Aguiar DUGBARTEY, Tarkwa

AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine exceeded its 2023 production target by 13 percent, coupled with a relatively strong financial performance in the past year.

During the miner’s 20th annual non-denominational thanksgiving service held at the Iduapriem Club House, its Director – Samuel Boakye Pobee – announced that AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine surpassed its 2023 production target by 13 percent.

“We started last year with production challenges, followed by the announcement of the proposed joint venture with Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine which made our employees a bit startled.

“In 2023, Iduapriem Mine experienced unprecedented success, which can only be attributed to the grace of God. Reflecting on our achievements, I am compelled to acknowledge that without divine intervention, we would not have reached such heights. Truly, God has been good to us, and His guidance has been instrumental in shaping the trajectory of our mine’s history,” the MD added.

The theme of the celebration was ‘Praising the Goodness of the Lord’, drawing inspiration from Psalms 135:3 and 65:11.

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, commended the mine for its contribution to the country’s economic growth and emphasised the importance of responsible and sustainable practices in the industry. He urged stakeholders to steward the blessings bestowed upon them with care and diligence.

“As you praise the goodness of the Lord, let us also recognise the importance of responsible and sustainable practices in our industry. Let it be a reminder of our responsibility to steward the blessings bestowed upon us with care and diligence, ensuring that future generations can continue to benefit from the richness of our land,” the minister noted.

Speaking further, he said: “We acknowledge the cooperation we have enjoyed from our host communities. You will all agree with me that a company can only thrive and achieve its overall goals in a sound and peaceful environment. Expressing gratitude to people within our operational area is therefore not just a courtesy, but also a strategic and ethical imperative for companies looking to build sustainable mutual relationships and contribute positively to the areas where people operate”.

Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere, the Tarkwa Area Head of the Pentecost Church, delivered a sermon emphasising the significance of gratitude.

The thanksgiving service featured musical performances from various groups, including the Tarkwa Crusaders Choral Group and Team Impact Tarkwa.

The event also attracted a diverse array of stakeholders, including government officials, traditional leaders, clergy, media and employees of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine, among others.

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