Goldline Mining Ghana Limited (GML), has cut sod for the construction of a two and half kilometer road from manso kensere through Manso Wahaso to Manso Aponapong in the Amansie South district of the Ashanti Region.
The project which will kick start on Monday, August 28, 2023 would also see to the construction of a 8 number bridges, gutters and culverts at the catchment area for the indigenes to have easy access to their daily livelihood such as farming, trading and education.
The company has made available 800 bags of cement, 10 trips sand, 10 trips of stones, 32 tons of iron rods with one concrete mixture to begin the project including the cost of the contractors.
Emmanuel Ababio, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company speaking at a brief but colourful ceremony on last Friday, said it was very important for the project to be done to allow the residents have a free flow road movement as well as nearness to their cocoa farms.
“It took the employees of the company to save an octogenarian woman who was crossing this road from drowning due to its bad nature and we can’t let this happen again and that is why we are taking it upon ourselves as a private owned mining company to fix the connected roads,” he disclosed.
He also added that it was the company’s corporate social responsibility to ensure that the residents within their operational area were happy, disclosing that funds were already available for the project.
The CEO of GML appealed to the citizenry not to always wait for government as their solitary provider of development but contribute their quota to the total development of the communities.
“Government has too much on their plate so it is high time we stop depending on them. We the individuals will do our best to support so that there will be better things ahead for the good people of Ghana,” he stated, adding, “an economic revolutionist like me came from America to Ghana to attend to the need of Ghanaians, especially the poor farmers in the Amansie South district. GML is taking this matter as our own problem to be with, listen to them (the local indigenes), feel their pain and help solve their problems.
The company, he disclosed was into operations of mining and exploration, environmental and Land reclamation, hydrocarbon/water purification and treatment, commercial agriculture and infrastructure development.
Clement Opoku Gyamfi, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area commended the Chief Executive Officer of Goldline Mining Ltd for delivering on its corporate social responsibility to improve the standard of living for the residents.
He admitted to the major bad road network connecting other communities in the Amansie South District and appealed to other corporate institutions to emulate the philanthropic work of GML. “Whenever it gets to the rainy season we find it very difficult reaching our farms and various destination so as part of their corporate social responsibility as a company, they have also decided to head to our call in constructing eight bridges from Kensere, Wahaso to Aponapong community for which they operate,” he stated.
He warned any residents who harbor the thoughts of stealing the materials for to project to abort them since anyone who would be caught would be made to face the full rigors of the law without any consideration.
“As the Chief Executive Officer once a while you hear complaints that contractors are on site and either in connivance with the staff of the contractors and community folks stealing the items meant for the construction of either the road or school. So I admonished them to desist from that since it is a very bad practice,” he remarked.
“If somebody out of his benevolence decides to construct bridges for you from his own will and then you team up with people to steal, that is the highest form of disloyalty to any community that any other person can do to the country.
Once you involved in any criminal offence the law will take its cause and the sanctions are prescribed and that’s up to the court to decide,” Mr. Opoku Gyamfi continued.
Nana Antwi Ampomah II, the Gyidomhehe of Aponapong on behalf of the traditional leaders, lauded the mining firm and called on other well-meaning individuals both home and in diaspora to assist them.