Deputy Lands Minister visits Golden Star Wassa Mine after attack by galamseyers

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The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku-Duker has paid a visit to the Golden Star Wassa Mine to ascertain the damage caused the company after the attack by some galamseyers at the company’s operational site at Benso in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem of the Western region.

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The visit was to offer the Minister and his entourage the opportunity to interact with the management of the company and the way forward.

Mr. George Mireku-Duker was accompanied by the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Chief Director of Western Regional Coordinating Council, Frederick Agyeman, Municpal Chief Executive of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, menjamin Kessie, Officials from Mineral Commission and Ghana Chamber of Mines.

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Some residents of Wassa Banso believed to be galamseyers on Thursday, March 16, 2023, attacked Golden Star Wassa Mine after they were reportedly confronted by the police.

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The galamseyers left the area after initially being asked to leave, only to remobilize and came back to clash with the security personnel of the company.

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The attackers reportedly set the mine ablaze after the workers bolted for their lives.

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They also set ablaze 12 vehicles including excavators, ambulance and pick-up.

Mr. George Mireku-Duker, after touring the mine site of the company, condemned the action and described it as improper and uncalled-for.

He commended the security agency, especially the police, for their swift intervention.

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The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah on his part assured the company of their commitment to protect them to sustain their business.

He told the company to deepen their corporate social responsibility to avert further attack in the future.

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Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew O. A. Dadzie

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