Managers of Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited say the company places a priority on the safety of its staff and visitors to the site.
“Mining is quite a hazardous industry, so safety is our priority so far as our activities are concerned. For us at Cardinal Namdini Mining, it is our desire to make sure that our employees and visitors are safe any time they come to our mines”, Emmanuel Kofi Adusei, Community and Social Responsibility Manager stated.
Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited is a subsidiary of Shandong Gold, a Chinese mining firm that is touted as being one of the best ten mining companies in the world.
The existence of Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited came into existence when Shandong Gold acquired the then Cardinal Resources in the year 2020.
Aside the safety of its workers, the CSR manager said the gold mining firm will work to ensure that the environment in its catchment areas is protected.
“We are to partner with our stakeholders to do the right thing and also, so far as our department which is the Community and Social Responsibility, we will make sure that we are responsible and by that, we will make sure that what is due our stakeholders in terms of our community people and also to help them with their development agenda as a win-win agenda. And at the end of the day, we will have a peaceful environment.”
The company has its offices at Kumbosgo in the Bolgatanga East District and is currently resettling affected communities before it could go into large-scale mining at its acquired concession in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
This came to light while the CSR Manager was interacting with the Upper East Regional executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA). The purpose of the visit according to the Upper East Regional Chairman of the GJA, William Nlanjerbor Jalulah, was part of the agenda of the association to establish rapport with some key institutions to aid in the development of the region.
Mr. Jalulah reminded managers of the company to engage in the best mining practices to protect the lives of the public.
“You have to make sure that you engage in the best mining practices. Consider the fact that the lives of the people matter. That way, it also helps us as journalists in our reportage. We have had an instance where the public is like they have a collision with some mining companies because of their practices. They are the community people, they feel the impact, they know it affects them and they know where they were before the activities of the company started. And so, if they see that things are changing in a negative way, they will speak out. And when they speak out, one key institution that they will rely on is the media.”
As the company makes plan to start full operation in the Talensi District, the GJA chairman urged it to add in its plans to sensitize the community members to reduce the prevailing teenage pregnancy in the district.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana