GOLDEN Star Resources (GSR) has won five awards at the Ghana Mining Industry Awards, including Mining Company of the Year for its local subsidiary, Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Limited (GSBPL).
GSBPL operates the Prestea open pits and the Prestea Underground Gold Mine (Prestea Underground) in the Western Region.
Judged by a panel of industry professionals, the mining company of the year award recognizes an organization that has achieved the highest aggregate performance results in the categories of environmental management, occupational health, safety, corporate social investment, innovation and local content.
The GSR won Mining Personality of the Year for Golden Star’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Daniel Owiredu, which was the inaugural award in this category and best performer in Corporate Social Investment for Golden Star’s breast cancer awareness programme that involved screening over 10,400 women in Ghana during the past three years.
It also won the best Graduate Research for Ahmed-Salim Adam, Process Manager at Golden Star’s Prestea operations and runner up in Occupational Health and Safety for GSBPL.
A student of the Golden Star School in Bogoso, Winifred Korankye Amoah, was also awarded first prize in the essay-writing competition, which was open to school children across Ghana.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Star, Mr. Sam Coetzer stated that, “we are delighted that GSBPL has been named Mining Company of the Year at the Ghana Mining Awards. Judged and awarded by Ghanaians, this award reflects the strong commitment to excellence demonstrated by all of our team.
“I am also very proud that our Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Daniel Owiredu, received the first ever Mining Personality of the Year Award. Over his 11 years with Golden Star, Daniel has been at the forefront not only of our efforts to develop two high quality mining operations but also to deliver a best in class approach to corporate responsibility.
This, according to him, was underlined by Golden Star winning the Corporate Social Investment award and by GSBPL being named Runner Up in occupational health and safety.
He congratulated Ahmed-Salim Adam for winning the Best Graduate Research award for his Masters dissertation.
He added that Ahmed-Salim Adam is one of the many promising young Ghanaians within “our team who I am confident will become the mining industry’s future leaders”.
Mr. Coetzer thanked host communities and all our partners in Ghana. It is only by working together that we are able to win these awards and more importantly, deliver long term, sustainable benefits for all of our stakeholders.”
Golden Star is an established gold mining company that owns and operates the Wassa and Prestea mines situated on the prolific Ashanti Gold.
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