Akobo Minerals sets a new standard for community engagement program
Extending shared values through transparency, communication and engagement are the watchwords for Akobo in building strong local ties, as practiced in our recent successful multi-stakeholder meeting in Dimma Town, Ethiopia, with federal and local government to artisanal miners, NGOs and Annuak Elders.
Akobo Minerals has recently hosted a multi-stakeholder meeting in Dimma Town, Gambela. Its purpose? To bring together the host community and potential collaborators interested in the Woredas socio-economic development to explain Akobo’s gold mining’s planned operation in and contribution to the region through our sustainable natural resources management plan (SNRMP).
Extending shared value through transparency, communication and engagement are the watchwords for Akobo in building strong local ties, so it was heartening to see so many participants in attendance – from federal and local government to artisanal miners, NGOs and Annuak Elders.
As Dr Cathryn MacCallum, head of ESG at Akobo Minerals, explained: “This meeting was a great opportunity to initiate dialogue with local representatives, to share the findings from our recent environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and to agree how Akobo Minerals can contribute to the sustainable development of the area’s natural resources. With more than 40 participants, along with the feedback we received, we believe we are on the right path to managing our operations in a way that promotes responsible resource stewardship.”
To implement the SNRMP and to elect representatives to sit on a community liaison committee, the interested participants agreed to establish three community-based working groups:
environmental awareness and education
sustainable livelihoods and training
and environmental rehabilitation
MacCallum concluded: “I am proud that Akobo Minerals is living up to its conviction to place the interests of the local community at its heart and to do things right.”
I am proud that Akobo Minerals is living up to its conviction to place the interests of the local community at its heart and to do things right
Cathryn MacCallum, head of ESG at Akobo Minerals
Successful multi-stakeholder meeting in Dimma Town, Ethiopia, with federal and local government to artisanal miners, NGOs and Annuak Elders.
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Engagement in constructive group sessions at ESG work shop Download
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About Akobo Minerals
Akobo Minerals is a Scandinavian-based gold exploration and mining company,
currently with ongoing exploration and boutique mine development in the Gambela
region and Dima Woreda, southwest Ethiopia. The Company has established itself
as the leading gold exploration company in Ethiopia through more than 12 years
of on-the-ground activity.
Akobo Minerals is transforming itself to support an increased pace of core
drilling. At both its key targets - in Segele and Joru - the company has
released exceptionally high-grade gold results in the Segele deposit, while core
drilling and trenching at Joru have intersected both high-grade gold zones and
large wide zones near the surface. The company has an excellent partnership with
national authorities and places ESG at the heart of its activities - including a
ground-breaking community program.
The company has built a strong local foothold based upon the principles of good
ethics, transparency and communication, and is ready to take on new
opportunities and ventures as they arise. Akobo Minerals is uniquely positioned
to become a major player in the future development of the very promising
Ethiopian mining industry.
Akobo Minerals has a clear strategy aimed at building a portfolio of gold
resources through high-impact exploration and mining, while adhering to a lean
business operation. The company is headquartered in Oslo and is listed on the
Euronext Growth Oslo Exchange under the ticker symbol, AKOBO.
Akobo Minerals fully meets and complies with all parts of the JORC code, 2012.
For further information, see jorc.org
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