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Unipower helping to build teacher trainee bungalow, JHS block for Abetimaso

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Nana Ampem Darko (3rd left) and the DCE for Wassa East donating te items

An indigenous large scale mining company operating in Daboase in the Wassa East District of the region has gone to the aid of the chiefs and people of Abetimaso, one of the host communities of the firm to extend a helping hand to put up a teacher trainee bungalow and Junior High School structure.

Consequently, the mining company, Unipower Mining, has donated 1,000 bags of cement, one and a half tonne of iron rod, and five packs of roofing sheets amongst others totaling GH¢50,000 as part of its corporate social responsibility.

The Corporate Affairs Manager of Unipower, Nana Ampem Darko, who presented the items, said his company decided to extend a helping hand to the host community to realise its long-held dream of putting up a teacher trainee bungalow and Junior High School.

He said, considering the importance of education, his company though had not started mining yet, decided to help because the two projects the community had decided to embark upon were a laudable ones.

Nana Ampem Darko, however, said his company had realised that the area had been neglected for a long time, and as an exploration firm, Unipower would do its best to empower the community, most especially, the youth.

The empowerment programme would be in the form of helping the youth learn vocations, most particularly excavator and heavy duty machines operations so that they could secure employment with Unipower when it finally starts full mining operation.

“We have opened our doors ready to train the youth to learn how to drive heavy machines so that they can work with us.:

The Chief of Abetimaso, Nana Mercy Ansah, lauded the mining company empowerment programme to train the youth gain employment. She said the community welcomed the idea and was ready to partner the company to embark on the empowerment training programme.

But, however, appealed to the mining company to engage her palace when it had issues with the community for amicable resolutions and settlements.

The District Chief Executive for Wassa East, lauded the mining company for its vision for the host communities, and said, considering the scarcity of employment in the area, it was advisable the community welcomed the company to help reduce the unemployment rate.

Earlier, the mining company had also donated bags of cement and plastic chairs to the Nsuta community.

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