Goldfields’ Tarkwa Mine Mins Award

Gold Fields Ghana Limited’s Tarkwa Mine has emerged Mining Company of the Year at the maiden edition of the Ghana Mining Industry Awards, a statement from the Chamber of Mines has said. The company also placed second in the Best Performer in Innovation category.

Other big winners on the day were Chirano Gold Mines, which won Best Performer in Environmental Management and emerged as the first runner-up in Best Performer in Local Content as well as Occupational Health and Safety.

Ghana Manganese Company came second in the category for Best Performer in Environmental Management.

Golden Star Wassa Ltd won the category on Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety, while Newmont Golden Ridge, Akyem, took home the award for Best Performer in Innovation.

Adamus Resources Limited was adjudged the Best Performer in Local Content with West African Forgings receiving the award for Best Performer in Mine Supplies and Support Services. Interplast Limited was the 1st runner-up in the category.

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, became the first recipient of the GMIA Lifetime Achievement Award, which is bestowed on an individual for outstanding achievements and significant contributions to Ghana’s mining industry.

The event also honoured the following former presidents and chief executive officers of the Ghana Chamber of Mines:

Former Presidents

• Mr. John Bentum-Williams
1971 – 1972

• Dr. Ben O. Adoo
1998 – 2000

• Mr. James K. Anaman
2001 – 2002 /2003 – 2004

. Mr. Mike Ezan
2004 – 2006

•Mr. Dan Owiredu
2010 – 2014

Former Chief Executive Officers

Mr. Sam Poku
1978 – 1996

Mr. John Bentum-Williams
1997 – 2001

Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
2001 – 2011

Dr. Toni Aubynn
2011-2014

Below is a full list of all award winners:

Mining Company of the Year
Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee

Best Performer in Environmental Management

Winner: Chirano Gold Mines
1st Runner-Up: Ghana Manganese Company
Best Performer in Local Content

Winner: Adamus Resources Limited
1st Runner-Up: Chirano Gold Mines

Best Performer in Innovation

Winner: Newmont Golden Ridge, Akyem
1st Runner-Up: Gold Fields Ghana Limited

Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety

Winner: Golden Star Wassa Limited
1st Runner-Up: Chirano Gold Mines

Best Performer in Mine Supplies and Support Services

Winner: West African Forgings
1st Runner-Up: Interplast Limited

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