AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine has received three prestigious awards at the 2017 Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA), organized by the Ghana Chamber of Mines in Accra.

A statement signed by Mr Stephen Adjei, the acting Senior Manager, Sustainability- AngloGold Ashanti and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the GMIA sought to promote, recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and excellence in the mining industry.

The statement said the three awards won by Iduapriem Gold Mine were Best Performer in Innovation, Best Female Miner of the Year and first runner-up in the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) category.

It said the awards were in recognition of the sterling performance of Iduapriem Mine for its contribution to the mining sector as well as its communities.

Additionally, the Mine’s major contractor MAXMASS and Zen Petroleum scooped an award for Best Performer in Contract Mining, Mine Supplies and Support Services respectively.

Mrs Mary Anita Appianin, Senior Mining Engineer, won the coveted Female Miner of the Year Award. She expressed her appreciation to AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Gold Mine for the support and confidence bestowed upon her by giving her the opportunity to contribute towards the growth of the Mine operations.

“At Iduapriem, employees are given equal opportunity for growth and personal development, thereby encouraging everyone to give their best especially females,” she added.

Through her leadership and team-work skills, Iduapriem Gold Mine was able to achieve its annual production target in 2016 by taking ownership of a management production tracking tool (Production Model).

“As part of AngloGold Ashanti’s value of leaving our communities with a sustainable future, we will strive to do more in Local Economic Development in order to provide alternative livelihoods for communities where we operate,” noted Jasper Musadaidzwa, the Managing Director of Iduapriem Gold Mine.

Commenting on the award won by Mrs Appianin, he said, “The Mine will continue to promote our business principle of inclusion and team work, delivering benefits from our rich diversity and ensuring that women employees are motivated to give their best”.

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