Asanko Gold Inc. (“Asanko” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce Asanko Gold Ghana has won the prestigious “Mining Company of the Year” and the “Best Performer in Innovation” Awards from the Ghana Chamber of Mines at the annual Ghana Mining Industry Awards Ceremony.
“We are thrilled that Asanko Gold Ghana has won the highest accolade possible from the Ghana Chamber of Mines and been recognised as “the Mining Company of the Year,” amidst stiff competition,” said Peter Breese, President & CEO.
“This is a fantastic accomplishment given the fact that we are still a young business. It is testament to the quality of our in-country leadership team, the dedication and commitment of all our employees and contractors, as well as the support from our local communities and host government, that we have been able to win this award in under three years since we first poured gold and commenced production.”
He continued: “We are also proud to have received recognition for our Project 5 Million processing plant upgrade with the “Best Performer in Innovation” Award. The upgrade from 3Mtpa to 5Mtpa has gone extremely well, with the plant consistently achieving above design throughput levels whilst maintaining excellent gold recoveries over the past three quarters.”
The annual flagship “Mining Company of the Year” Award is presented to the mining company that has achieved the highest aggregate results in the five categories of Occupational Health and Safety, Corporate Social Investment, Local Content, Environmental Management, Fiscal Performance and Innovation.