Seminar for small mining companies held

A day’s seminar to sensitise small mining companies on best practices in their workplaces has been held in Accra.

The seminar, organised by the Kwasona Group of Companies and Supreme Mining Company formed part of the corporate social responsibilities of the two firms.

It was also to train and educate the miners in ensuring sustainable land management in protecting the environment.

The Chief Executive of the Kwasona Group of Companies, Mr. Kofi Asante, addressing the participants said it had become necessary to compliment the role of the government in ensuring good land management.

According to him, mining posed a threat to the land and water bodies, hence the need to educate miners on how to manage such resources for generational uses.

He noted that the importance of mining in the economic activities of the country could not be underestimated but needed to be done without damaging the environment.

The two companies, he disclosed, would sponsor twenty representatives from small scale mining companies across the country to take part in the international mining conference in Indaba, South Africa, between February 8 to 11, 2016.

Some other small scale mining industry players would be attending the Canada international mining conference, courtesy the companies, to acquaint themselves with what happens in other parts of the world regarding mining.

This training and the experience expected to be acquired at the continental events he said would expose the miners to the use of modern technology in mining.

By Times Reporter

 

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