Himan Students Union of Prestea-Himan in the Prestea Huni-Valley District of Western Region has given Golden Star Bogoso-Prestea Mining Company a week ultimatum to attend to their grievance of not employing indigenes of the community or they will advise themselves.
Speaking at a press conference in Himan yesterday, Vice Chairman of the youth group, Kwabena Okyere, indicated that “The youth in the community cannot find jobs yet people from different parts of the country who are not directly affected by the operations of the company easily get job within the company because the company is dominated by non-natives of the catchments areas,” he stated.
He explained that the company has not been able to exhaust section 2(J) of the local employment agreement which states that “The company shall adopt a policy to provide preferential employment to community citizens when recruiting skilled workforce with the aim of increasing the percentage of community citizens to 40 per cent beginning 2012.”
He therefore called on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea-Huni Valley, District Chief Executive, Regional Minister and other stakeholders to join in their quest to seek for redress for the community.
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