Regional News of Monday, 26 November 2012

Source: GNA

Seventy two employees of New Century mine awarded

Seventy-two employees of Golden Star New Century (GSNC) mine at Prestea have received awards for their long service to the company.

Employees who have served for 10 years received 10 bags of cement, one packet of roofing sheet and a certificate each.

The programmme was under the theme “Re-start of operations labours contribution towards operational excellence”.

The General Manager of the company, Mr. Jerry Agala, said 72, 000 Ghana cedis was spent on the award adding that this year no staff qualified for the 5 years award.

Mr. Agala said as GSNC mine would soon begin the Prestea underground mine operation and he called on the staff to support the company in meeting its target by working hard.

He expressed his gratitude to the award winners who have sacrificed for the companyall these years.

The Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni/Valley, Mr. Francis Adu-Blay Koffie, commended the company for refilling the pit in Prestea and said the government as well as the district were prepared to assist them succeed in their operations.

Mr. Koffie appealed to the company to take advantage of the gas project and rather use it in powering their activities rather than electricity.

One of the award winners, Mr. Mark Kuribole, spoke on behalf of the award winners and thanked the company for awards.