Ghana Mineworkers Union in Ahafo have appealed to the government as a matter of urgency to come to their aid.
At a press conference in Kenyase No 1, organised by the Union, the General secretary Mr. Peter Wilson Nyarko struck out some issues concerning the mining community especially in Ahafo Region.
He said, “Newmont Ghana is the only mining company in the Region and they duly pay their taxes to the government but there is no development in the communities.
As mining community, their road network is in a very deplorable state, connection of some communities to the National Grid is a challenge and not talk of source of good drinking water”.
After several years of mining in Ahafo, many communities have not seen any facelift considering the mineral wealth generated from these communities.
Meanwhile, the few roads in the area continue to deteriorate every passing day without any hope of being fixed anytime soon.
These lack of good roads are seriously causing miscarriages, accidents among indigenes.
They are therefore appealing to the government as a matter of urgency to attend to their needs.