Your efforts revived Obuasi mine – AngloGold eulogises Otumfuo

AngloGold Ashanti says the company will always be grateful to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for his tremendous contribution to the revival of the Obuasi Mine.

Officials of the company, who were at the Manhyia Palace last Sunday to celebrate the last Akwasidae of the year with the King said the Obuasi Mine folded up but the untiring efforts of the King resulted in the resurrection of the company.

The company donated an undisclosed amount of money towards the silver jubilee coronation anniversary of the Asantehene next year.

According to the Senior Manager of Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, Emmanuel Baidoo, the donation was in appreciation of Otumfuo’s tremendous support that saw the rebirth of the dying company.
Among the company’s delegation was the Managing Director, Mr Eric Asubonteng.

25th anniversary
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the coronation of Otumfuo as the 16th Asantehene. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II ascended the Golden Stool on April 26, 1999, succeeding the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II.

He has chalked immense successes in his reign especially in the area of peace building and stability of the nation, education, health, water and sanitation, entrepreneurship and cultural and traditional development.

In 2020, the King received the prestigious ‘Pillar of Peace’ award of the Africa Premier Leadership Awards (APLA).
On December 12, 2021, a 24-karat Commemorative Gold Coins was launched as part of celebrating 22 years of his contribution to the peace, stability and development of Ghana.

Mine workers
In December 2019, the Ghana Mineworkers Union honoured Otumfuo for his role in the survival of AngloGold Ashant.

A plague of honour which was presented to him at the Manhyia Place, read , “Your Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the entire membership of the Ghana Mineworkers’ Union of TUC, with a cheerful heart, lift up the royal Horns to proclaim the unique wisdom you have always exhibited in handling matters relating to the mining industry.

“We are particularly grateful to you for your timely intervention that saved the Obuasi Mine from near-collapse in 2009. “For this, we in the Ghana Mineworkers Union are proud to celebrate you. Otumfuo Ayekoo.”

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