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AGA Invests $.5m In Aquaculture

by Ellen Hardy
10 January 2008, at 12:00am

GHANA - ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI (AGA), the largest Gold mining company in the Ghana, has invested $550,000 in an ultra-modern aquaculture project at Humasi, a small farming community in the Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

The project forms part of AGA's  its social responsibility programme. It was commissioned  last year and work is underway. The business is expected to be fully operational in within the next three years.

Speaking to CITY&BUSINESS project manager, Asare Bediako said the project aims to allocate requisite training to beneficiaries in modern aquaculture. It is expected to run for at least 10 years.

He said the initiative would help  people in the community become learn about fish farming and enable them to establish their own farms and employ others.

Bediako said that people in the operational areas of AngloGold Ashanti have been advised to form identifiable groups to become part of the project. Such groups, once trained, would be assisted technically and financially to establish their own farms.


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Ellen Hardy