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Obuasi youth hit the street over ‘worsening’ unemployment rate [Photos] 

Obuasi youth hit the street over ‘worsening’ unemployment rate [Photos]

Numerous inhabitants of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region have started a protest due to what they have characterized as the rising unemployment among young people working in the mining industry.

The protesters demand Anglogold Ashanti management to incorporate them into the mining business.

They carried placards with the following inscriptions: We are tired of joblessness, 1983 3k)m nu bi asi w) Obuasi to wit, Obuasi has been hit again with 1983 famine, among others.

After their nonviolent protest, the head of the Obuasi Young Community Mining Association, Emmanuel Kofi Ayamga, addressed the media and urged AGA management to reconsider their employment strategy and take the region’s youth into account.

Secretary of the Association, Francis Antoh, also called on the management of Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi mine to release lands for them to mine on.

He also suggested that the government support the growth of the mining industry.

Following receipt of their petition, Elijah Adansi Bonah, the municipal chief executive of Obuasi, agreed to convey their complaints to the ministries involved in the mining industry, including the Ashanti Regional Minister, in order to find a long-term solution to their issues.

 

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He thanked them for conducting themselves peacefully and advised them to wait patiently for the response from AGA and government.

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