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General News of Sunday, 4 September 2016


Ayamfuri residents fight Perseus Mining Company

Tension is mounting in the Ayamfuri a mining community in the Central region following protest from five communities in the area against Perseus Mining Company.

According to the Assembly member, the community has an agreement with the company to employ youth in the area but has gone contrary to the agreement.

In a telephone interview with Ultimate News’ Western Regional correspondent Emmanuel Ohene Gyan, the Assembly member Of Nkonya and spokesperson for aggrieved communities, John Kwame Boakye said the Senior Human Resource Manageress of Perseus mining company, Wosiela Eve Bobie has shown gross disrespect to the entire staff, Chiefs and people in the Ayamfuri area.

He explained that all efforts to employ indigenes have proved futile.

‘They claimed they have employed some of our indigenes, so we challenged them to release their names and pictures, we called a meeting and she didn’t attend, and she didn’t even bother to send us a letter as to why she couldn’t make it, she has been employing people who are not indigenes of Ayamfuri, the partnership agreement was that unskilled labour should be drawn from our five communities, but they are doing contrary to the agreement, the saddest of all is that our people are not allowed to do their internship and National service with the mining company,’ he bemoaned.