The AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Obuasi Mine has organized the second jobs and investment fair at Obuasi aimed at introducing both ex-employees and current workers of the mine to business and investment opportunities in the country.
This follows the company?s commitment to ensure that its employees had promising life after employment, due to current production challenges.
A total of over 3000 employees had been retrenched in the face of the care and maintenance regime.
At a seminar preceding the fair, Mr. Hussein Abugri, Senior Manager, Human Resource and Administration, noted that the mine had reached a critical point which had forced management to put the mine on care and maintenance.
He said the affected workers would be given some packages that would guarantee a better life after formal employment.
Mr. Abugari advised the workers to diversify their investment to reduce any unforeseen risk in their future businesses.
Ms Esi Sekyiamah, a Consultant to TechnoServe who led a presentation on ?worker reinsertion study?, said the survey was to help guide the workers on available opportunities after life at the mine.
She pointed out that there were options in entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for selection by the workers such as poultry farming, oil palm processing, oil seed processing, oil and gas, construction, agro processing and transport.
A number of investment and financial companies including ,, B FTS Capital Legacy ?beige Capital,Fnancial Services, Jobs in Ghana, Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans, IGS Financial Services, Oasis Capital and Golden Pride Savings and Loans Limited, took part in the fair.
Mr. Charles Yamoah, the Obuasi Branch Accountant of FTS Capital, a financial trust solutions encouraged the workers and the general public to invest with them since there were a number of financial opportunities available.
He added ?our customers are assured that FTS Capital would take over the cost of our customers and their families? health Insurance registration and would continue to monitor the use of the card to address any financial deficiencies?.