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Adamus in Ghana

Adamus has had a presence in Ghana since 2002 and has strived to maintain excellent relationships with local communities. Adamus remains committed to ensuring that its operations provide long term positive benefits to the various local communities where the Company conducts its exploration activities and planned mine operations.

The core activities Adamus has embarked on to contribute to Social development within the impacted communities include:

Training & Education

  • Built 3 unit classroom block with office for Anwia community 
  • Built nursery school for Salman community
  • Built nursery school (provisional) for Akango community
  • Donated sports items, stationery and books to various schools
  • Sponsored training for 141 youths

Adamus believes youth education and technical skills development are key to socio-economic development helping to build the foundation for the alleviation of poverty.  Since 2008 Adamus has collaborated with the Australian High Commission to train 141 youths from local communities in areas of carpentry, welding and fabrication, mechanical, plumbing, masonry and electrical installation at the Kikam Technical Training Institute and Axim Community Development Vocational Training Institute.

The latest phase of the Youth Capacity-Building Training Programme was launched at the Kikam Technical Institute in April 2010.  The 50 youths who graduated in October 2010 were from 10 communities within the project impacted area.    

The training todate has involved 16 communities.  About 60% of those involved are now self-employed and 24% are working within organisations, including Adamus and its subcontractors and about 5% are continuing their education. 

Health

  • Supported malaria control education
  • Provided mosquito bed nets
  • Provided education on mine operation safety regulations

By providing education and equipment Adamus is endeavouring to improve general health within local communities.  In conjunction with the Ellembelle District Health Service the Company embarked on a two month long malaria education programme to minimize the incidence of malaria in the project area. As part of the exercise, 250 pregnant women and nursing mothers received insecticide-treated bed nets.

 

Water

  • Provided mechanised borehole for Nkroful Senior High School
  • Provided borehole with pump for Duale community
  • Repaired mechanised borehole for Essiama Nursing School (servicing 1,000 students)
  • Repaired boreholes for local communities including Salman, Akango, Akropong, Dominase and Aluku.

Adamus has provided safe drinking water for communities and will ensure mine operations will not harm local waterways or catchment areas. 

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Meetings with Executive Stakeholders
  • Engagements with Community Stakeholders (Government agencies, community leaders, farmers, media, local youth and concerned citizens)
  • Assisting with local community events, such as anniversaries, funerals and festivals.

Adamus endeavours to ensure that local communities remain well informed of social responsibility programs and that the Company supports community activities.

Communications

Adamus has partnered with MTN, the premier mobile telecommunications company in Ghana, to deliver a 3G Network solution on the plant site. In addition to providing the Project with an initial network solution, mobile telephone communication capability has been provided to adjoining communities including the towns of Aluku, Salman and Bokrobo.

2010 World Cup

Adamus part sponsored a documentary on Africa and the 2010 Football World Cup. The documentary team from "Standing on the Touchlines" visited nations that qualified for SA 2010 including Ghana. Live crosses were made from Africa to the Northbridge Piazza in Perth.  It is hoped the documentary will be screened on TV in Australian soon . . . we'll keep you posted.