AngloGold Ashanti’s, Iduapriem Community Trust Fund has commissioned new projects for people in its host communities in the New Techiman district of the Western region.
The projects, an Early Childhood Development Centre and Aqua-privy Toilet Facility, were commissioned by the Chairman of the Iduapriem Trust Fund Board, Professor Nathan Amebley last week.
Professor Amebley congratulated AGA for setting up the Trust Fund, which he described as a good opportunity to foster community development by allowing community members to choose projects for their own benefit.
“Education simply makes you know what is happening around you while sanitation is an important way of promoting good health to prevent diseases,” Professor Amebley said.
Professor Amebley told the communities that the Trust Fund was committed to supporting them to enhance their well-being. He, however, emphasized on the need for community members and their leaders to work towards the sustainability of the facilities to their own benefit.
Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, on behalf of the Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine, the Iduapriem Trust Fund would continue to partner with government agencies, the traditional authorities and communities, to empower the people through social and economic means to mutually grow and develop the area.
He emphasized that the Trust Fund and the mine, would continue to invest in the communities as long as it operated in the municipality and the country. He urged stakeholders to support the company for a better future.