Apeatua Addo, GNA
Bogoso (W/R), Nov. 9, GNA - AEL Mining Services Company Ghana, has held a ceremony at Bogoso to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the company in Ghana.
The company organized a health walk to create awareness on the need for the public to lead quality lifestyle.
Management of AEL Ghana and its staff climaxed the anniversary celebration with a thanksgiving service at the International Central Gospel Church in Bogoso.
The occasion was also used to launch a programme for AEL's safety Day celebration, dubbed "zero harm safety campaign for 2018-2020".
Speaking at the function, Mr Franky Botha, Managing Director of AEL Mining Services West Africa, emphasized that they were aspiring to operate sustainably, without harm to citizens, environment and communities in which they operated.
"We want our people to return home safely when they come to work and therefore our aim is to ensure that they can return home unhurt to their families," he stated.
He indicated further that with 268 permanent employees the safety of its staff was paramount to AEL as a company.
According to Mr Botha, by mid of November, 2018, the company would achieve four million injury free man hours.
He expressed gratitude to God and the employees who have worked hard to sustain the company to date for its success.
Fourteen employees of AEL Ghana, were rewarded for their long service and dedication to the company, Mr. Botha added.
Touching on the zero harm campaign, Mr Akwasi Amoako Kankam, Regional Manager of Operations AEL Ghana, urged the workers to adhere to both safety and occupational health, environmental and quantity regulations to help achieve the targeted goals.
Since the company's core business was people, they were prepared to do everything to improve their staffs’ welfare, he assured.
AEL Mining Services is a leading producer and supplier of commercial explosives and has been in existence since 1894. It started its operations in Ghana in 1993, and currently operates in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Indonesia and South America.