The leadership of the Ghana Mine Workers’ Union (GMWU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana has repeated calls for the government to plough back revenues generated from mining activities into development projects, in order to improve the lives of people in mining communities.
The union noted that the prudent and judicious use of funds generated from mining activities would not only enhance the livelihood of people living in mining communities but would also help address the numerous economic difficulties being encountered in the country.
While commending government for initiating a process of setting up a development fund to target specific infrastructural and developmental constraints, the GMWU expressed worry that there are still much more to be done, particularly in the area of infrastructural developments.
The union made the call at its Executive Council Meeting held at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region last week.
The meeting was aimed at addressing certain pertinent issues confronting the mining sector and its impact on the general economic conditions of the country, and to afford members of the council the opportunity to take stock of activities in the preceding year.