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Anglogold Ashanti breaks ground for ultramodern school complex for Sanso community



Anglogold Ashanti- Ghana, Obuasi Mine has cut sod to commence work on an ultramodern school complex at Sanso, a mining community in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

The project when completed is expected to replace the existing public school in the community.
The educational edifice which is the first of its kind in the Obuasi Municipality would comprises a 9-unit classroom block, staff common room, Headteachers office, Sick bay, Kitchen, Library (book and e- library), Computer laboratory stocked with computers a well designed compound with a water fountain.
Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, the Senior Manager Sustainability Anglogold Ashanti at a sod cutting ceremony explained that, the project would cost Gh¢5,000.000.00 when completed as part of the pledge made by Anglogold Ashanti in their 10- year Socio-economic Development Plan launched in July 2022.
He said the peoject include a firm commitment made by Anglogold Ashanti to build ten (10) school blocks for the people of Obuasi, among other interventions in the education sector he said is expected to contribute to enhancing access to quality education in the area..
He disclosed that, the School complex at Sanso, considered to be one of the Mine affected areas, will also serve adjourning communities which includes Anwona, Nyamebekyere and Nhyieaso communities.
Mr. Baidoo reiterated the resolve of Anglogold Ashanti to partner the local authorities in Obuasi to accelerate the developmental projects, as Anglogold Ashanti determined to ensure that the communities in their catchment areas are better, hence collaborating with the two Assemblies in Obuasi to make sure they improve the living conditions of the people of Obuasi.
Nana Osei Kwame, Ammanehene of New Edubiase Traditional area who represented the Eduniasehene expressed his profound gratitude to Anglogold Ashanti for the project, says the project is befitting of the status of Sanso with AGA having mined there for over 100 years.
He was however optimistic that the project will encourage the people of Sanso and surrounding areas to develop interest in education to enable the project serve its intended purpose.
The Chief Executive officer of Kilon Construction and Design, a local construction firm, Kilian Zon assured that the project would be completed and hand over within eleven (11) months, and called for the support of the Sanso community.

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