Notwithstanding the gloomy atmosphere as a result of the recent impact of weak commodity prices, the Ghana Chamber of Mines has announced that it will hold the second Ghana Mining Industry Awards on December 1, 2016, in recognition of the excellence and contribution of mining companies and individuals to Ghana’s development.
Ghana News Agency quotes Sulemanu Koney, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, emphasising the need to bring to stakeholders’ attention the catalytic role of the sector in the Ghanaian economy.
“We expect to deepen these engagements in the coming years and hopefully get the authorities to appreciate the catalytic role the mining industry can play in our economy,” he says.
Koney affirms that the Chamber will continue to work with government and stakeholders to reinforce the successes and impact of the industry in the development process of the country.
A board chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology with members from the Minerals Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ghana Chamber of Mines will adjudicate the awards. The board will assess the nominations received on specific categories and determine the winners based on the set categories.
The categories for the 12 awards for grabs are: Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Performer in Innovation, Best Performer in Environmental Management, Best Performer in Social Investment, Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety, Best Performer in Mine Supplies and Support Services and the flagship award, Mining Company of the Year.
The first Ghana Mining Awards was held in 2015.
Information credits: Ghana News Agency