AngloGold Ashanti lays off 6,500 workers

An estimated 6,500 workers of Anglo Gold Ashanti are set to lose their jobs as the company scales down its operation.

The retrenchment of almost all its staff at the Obuasi concession of the mining company is triggering fears of a devastating impact on the Ashanti Region town.

The Mine Workers Union is warning this might just be the tip of the Iceberg as more mining firms also prepare to lay off workers.

Executives of Anglo Gold Ashanti today addressed the affected workers at a durbar.

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