AngloGold Ashanti commits to STEM, health delivery

 Anglogold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine, says it remains fully committed to supporting government’s efforts in the provi­sion of infrastructural projects to boost education and health care delivery in Obuasi and beyond.

According to the mining compa­ny, about GhȻ15 million have been disbursed among five local con­tractors to construct Obuasi East and West Examination Printing Centre’s, State-of -the art Robot­ics Centre at the Obuasi Senior High School (SHS), Health Centre to serve Binsere and Donkyiwa communities and CHPS compound with accommodation facility for healthworkers at Apitikooko.

Speaking to the media, after an inspection tour of the projects, Social and Gender Superintendent of the mining company, Mavis Nana YaaKyei, said the educa­tional projects sought to support government’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) and contribute to improving educational outcomes including achieving excellent pass rates of schools in the District at the BECE level.

On the Robotics Centre, she said it was aimed at fostering a passion and interest for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math­ematics(STEM) for students within the Obuasi communities.

Mrs. Kyeisaid the projects were initiated as part of the Anglo­Gold’s 10-year Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) aimed at diversifying and sustaining the local economy.

The projects, which started in 2023, were all expected to be completed in June this year.

Mr. Elijah AdansiBonah,Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) who was part of the tour, was full of praise for the mining company for the provisions of infrastructur­al development.

He observed that Obuasi was gradually becoming a health hub, thanks to the mining company

He appealed to those in charge of STEM to visit the Robotics Centre at the Obuasi Senior High Technical School to assess the facility to enable them add the school to the STEM schools in Ghana.

 From Kingsley E.Hope, Obuasi

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