AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem's commitment towards the promotion of education took a step forward when the mine sponsored two researchers with a total amount of GH¢10,000 in their doctorate and master of philosophy programmes at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi and University of Mines and Technology (UMaT),Tarkwa.
Mr. David Renner, Managing Director of the Mine situated at Tarkwa in the Western Region, presented GH¢5,000 each to Mr. Frank Ghartey and Ms. Bennetta Biney of KNUST and UMaT respectively, at separate ceremonies last week.
Mr. Ghartey is researching into the study of selected tissue and biomolecular characteristics of clinical importance; in the management of neoplastic breast lesions in Ghana, while Ms. Biney is researching into the removal of arsenic from mine and other waste streams using nanotechnology.
Presenting the cheques, Mr. Renner said the company is moving further in its commitment towards education by sponsoring the two researchers whose work undoubtedly will benefit not only the nation but mankind as a whole.
He noted that the topics for research have health implications which fall in line with the company's programme of promotion of healthier lifestyles among employees.
Overwhelmed by the donation, Ghartey said, the amount was the largest he had received so far and profusely thanked the AngloGold Ashanti for the gesture and promised to support the company in future breast cancer screening exercises.
Ms. Biney, a teaching assistant of UMaT, expressed her profound gratitude for the kind gesture and said when she called on the Ghana of Chamber of Mines to assist with her project; little did she know that help will come from Iduapriem Mine which had been of immense support to the University of Mines and Technology.