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04.03.2006 Regional News

BGL builds 540 million-cedi community centre for Himan

By GNA

Wassa Himan (W/R), March 4, GNA - Bogoso Gold Limited (BGL) has constructed a 540 million cedis community centre for Wassa Himan, near Prestea.

The centre has 1500 seating capacity, offices and a bar. The centre is completed and it is awaiting inauguration, which would be very soon.

Nana Richard Hagan, Community Affairs and Sustainable Manager of BGL said these when he accompanied pressmen to inspect the centre at Himan on Thursday.

He said, many were those who doubted the capacity of the centre, saying it could not accommodate a lot of people and therefore objected to it.

But upon completion, "they have realized that it wasn't as they thought".

Nana Hagan said in September, 2004 Community Relations Department was set up to address issues relating to the Mine and the communities and also to make the communities understand the transparency of the Mine's operations.

He said the trust the chiefs and the elders had in the relationship led to accelerating developmental projects in the area. He, therefore, appealed to the communities to sustain and strengthen the new relationship to pave way for more projects.

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