Sandvik Spends US$752, 000 On Corporate Social Responsibility
From Albert Nana Asante
Sandvick Mining has, since 2005, spent a total of US$752,000 on its corporate social responsibility within its West African operational area.
This was disclosed by Mr. Nuhu Salifu, Human Resource and Administrative Manager for Sandvik, West Africa, at a career fair organised by the company at the Pakyi No. 1 DA Junior High School.
Mr. Salifu explained that the career fair was simply to build friendship with the community, as well as help the pupils to know what prospects ‘there are for them in an organisation like ours.
‘Sandvik Mining, within the period in question, spent $592,000 on the training of technicians at the University of Mines and Technology to help provide the relevant skills for the mining industry and contributed $62,000 to rehabilitate part of the dormitory block of the Tarkwa Midwifery Training School, through the Goldfields Ghana Sustainable Development Fund.’
The Human Resource and Administrative Manager for Sandvik, West Africa, added that Sandvick recognised the need to co-exist peacefully with its host communities.
‘We understand very well that our corporate behaviour will invariably drive the mood within the environment we operate. It is our consciousness of this fact that we have taken the initiative, with your kind collaboration, to initiate this process of engagement with our neighbours, so that this mood begins and remains positive.’
Speaker after speaker asked audience to take their studies seriously, since the effort they put today would determine what kind of future they would have. It would be recalled that Sandvik Mining recently moved its West Africa and Ghana offices from Obuasi to Pakyi.
Nana Gyamfi Mensah Bonsu I, Chief of Pakyi No 1, in read a speech read on his behalf by his Akwamuhene, Nana Oppong Kyekyeku, appealed to the company to urgently assist the community expand both the primary and JHS classroom blocks to ease congestion, as well as ensure that good environmental practices are adopted to enhance environmental safety and sustainability in the community.
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