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Adamus Gold resettlement project in Ellembelle nears completion

  • SOURCE: | qwesa2big
  • mining communityAdamus Gold Resources says its mining operations in the Ellembelle district in the Western Region is to impact positively on the communities and living conditions of the indigenes.

    The operations of the mines, which have seen the movement of several mine support services into the area, has not only brought in its wake infrastructural development and other social services, but has also led to the employment of a large number of indigenes of the district.

    The company’s quest to improve the livelihood of the people and its strict adherence to safety has made them relocate people near its mine operation areas to more improved residential facilities.

    Mr. Yaw Barima Sarpong, Construction Manager of Adamus Resources explained that the facility, which will be completed in March this year, will see the construction of 362 improved residential facilities with public structures that will make life more comfortable for the community.

    “It is always important to live in harmony with the host community, because it is one of the best things that could ever happen to any corporate institution.

    “Adamus is not only replacing the facilities but also adding amenities that will enhance the people’s economic activities,” he said.
    In 2012, the company successfully relocated more than 2,000 people in Salman community where they were housed in newly-constructed residential facilities with social amenities as part of the resettlement package for the community.

    The new structures totalling 706 include 461 residential facilities, 143 detached kitchens, 10 religious facilities, and 17 commercial structures.

    The new community also has 29 public structures, one private school, 74 individual Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pits (KVIPs), 23 public KVIPs, a community health centre with two nurses’ quarters, and a police station with three quarters for the officers.

    The facilities also include a seven-kilometre gravel road with stone pitching slops, drainage structures, external and internal electrical power, and additional 17 boreholes for potable water supply to the community.

    The company is to partially relocate some other residents close to its operations at Teleku Bokazo.

    The new settlement, which is almost complete, and the old residential structures that were mainly made of clay are being replaced with additional facilities such as toilets, a library, community centre, refuse site, drainage, a chief’s palace, electricity and water — as well as the construction of 6.3km of road through the community among other things.

    Source: B&FT

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