Thirty-three youth including one female from the operational area of Adamus Resources Limited, an Australia-based Exploration Company prospecting for gold in the Nzema East District have graduated after six months of intensive training from Kikam Technical Institute.
The ceremony coincided with the induction of 58 more youth from the district for training in vocational skills at the Axim Women's Training Institute. The second programme is being sponsored jointly by Adamus Resources and the Australian High Commission.
In an address the Operations Manager of Adamus, Mark Addo, said the objectives of the training are to prepare the participants for jobs in the mining industry and other sectors of the economy as well as for self-employment.
He said it is important that the communities in the company's operational area and other stakeholders see it as a development partner rather than an exploiter of the people and their resources.
In a message the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Joyce Aryee said community empowerment to better resource the people for sustainable livelihood is more appreciable than spoon-feeding them. She urged the youth and the chiefs to also support the company when in need as a sign of good relationship.