Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea has won the 2017 Mining Company of the Year Awards at the Ghana Mining Industry Awards, organised by the Chamber of Mines.
The company was awarded for its good mining practices as well as investing in its host communities.
Apart from winning the coveted Mining Company of the Year, Golden Star Bogoso-Prestea was also adjudged the best performer in corporate social investment for investing in breast cancer awareness programmes.
The Mining Personality of the year also went to Mr. Daniel Owiredu, who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Golden Star.
The Best Female Miner of the Year went to Mrs Mary Anita Appianin of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine.
AngloGold Iduapriem Mine also won the Best Performer in Innovation while Zen Petroleum won Best performer in Mine supplies and support services.
Newmont Golden Ridge Limited in Akyem won the Best in Environmental Management while best performer in exploration went to Asanko Gold Limited. Life Time achivement award went to Mr Ferdinand Ohene-Kena, Former Minister in the PNDC/NDC regime and former Chairman of the Minerals Commission.
Citi FM’s Kojo Agyemang was the first runner up for Mining Reporter of the year, for a report on how galamsey activities was destroying the Brim River.
Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Deputy Minister says government’s commitment to create the necessary linkages with the non-mineral sectors.
President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Kwame Addo-Kufuor stated that the Chamber’s quest to support local manufactures to take advantage of the opportunities in the value chain of mining.
He commended all the winners and urged them to reach out for the highest standards of responsible mining in the country.