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Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker

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Over 5000 direct jobs are going to be created in the Ahafo Ano South-West Constituency of the Ashanti Region following the Launch of the Kunsu Community Mining Scheme, Deputy Lands Minister responsible for Mines, George Mireku Duker has stated.

George Mireku Duker says the Kunsu site of the innovative Mining Scheme which has five concessions will curb unemployment and improve living standards in the community.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker
Deputy Lands and Natural Resource Minister, George Mireku Duker

Addressing a gathering of Chiefs and residents at the launch of the scheme on Friday, February 11, 2022, the Deputy Lands Minister commended some small-scale miners who gave out their concessions to make the project possible.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker

Mireku Duker urged the miners to adhere strictly to the laws and safety regulations governing the mining space.

He emphasised that the Community Mining Scheme (CMS) has come to replace illegal small-scale mining which poses threat to the environment.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem MP called for responsible and sustainable mining practices to protect the country’s resources.

He cautioned against the involvement of foreigners in the community mining scheme, stressing that the innovation is meant to give Ghanaians more stake and benefit from the extractive industry.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker

As part of an effort to promote safety and environment-friendly mining methods, Mireku Duker disclosed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will launch some Mercury-free mining equipment in the coming weeks.

He tasked the Municipal Chief Executive of Ahafo Ano South West to ensure that responsible mining and safety measures are duly followed.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker

The Ahafo Ano South-West MP, Johnson Kwaku Adu said “one person cannot sustain this project so I will urge you all to join hands and help sustain this project.

Let’s all do well to follow the right path in order not to destroy our land and water resources. The purpose of this mining module is to protect our resources so let’s all obey”.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker
Ahafo Ano South-West MP, Johnson Kwaku Adu

Otumfour Hiahene, Nana Prof Oheneba Boachie-Aduseiv said “this is a landmark project for us so we are grateful. We understand that there will be plenty of jobs so let’s strive to sustain it. Let’s also try to keep foreigners away from it,” he added.

Kunsu Community Mining Scheme to create 5000 jobs in Aha Ano South-West – Mireku Duker
Otumfour Hiahene, Nana Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adusei

Prior to the launch, the Deputy Minister paid a courtesy call on the Otumfour Hiahene, Nana Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adusei as well as the Chief and Elders of Kunsu.

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