The Inspectorate Division of the Mineral Commission has installed an electronic safety machine at its Western Regional office at Takoradi for all mining companies.
Commissioning the machine, “Tengile Testing Equipment” which cost 30,000 pounds Mr Michael Botchway said it would be used to test all equipment and materials used by the mining companies to ensure safety of the workers.
Mr Botchway said safety of mine workers was paramount for the Division, therefore all mining companies are mandated to use the machine warning that those who ignore its usage would be held liable for any industrial accident in their companies.
The electronic safety machine that has been installed at the mechanical laboratory replaces a manual and obsolete one.
Some of the workers were very happy about the installation of the machine as it would go a long way to check industrial accidents.