The Talensi Mining Community Initiative (TAMCI), a community-based organization in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, has advocated for the training of the youth in the area on heavy-duty vehicle operation.
This, the organization noted, would help the youth gain meaningful employment with the mining companies operating in the area.
A member of TAMCI, Albert Naa, indicated that while its outfit is working closely with other organizations to offer training on heavy-duty vehicle operations for the youth in the area, it is calling on the mining companies to also offer support in that regard.
“We are advocating for the mining companies operating in Talenteng to step in and stop training hairdressers and dress makers and actually train the youth as heavy-duty vehicle operators”, he stated.
The Secretary of TAMCI, Gilbert Laamdolba, called on the people in the area to come together and support the activities of the organization as they demand responsible mining and accountability for the benefit of all.
He noted that the organization does not belong to an individual, and any differences with a member of the organization should not transcend to disrupt its activities.
Mr. Samuel Sapak Bugre, a member, reinstated that “we were one before mining came into our land, and this mining that should enhance development in our land should not create division among us”.
They made this appeal when they spoke on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East show on mining activities in Talensi and matters arising.
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