Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi in the Ashanti Region has accused AngloGold Ashanti of dabbling in local politics of the area.
Kwasi Ofori Agyeman Boadi’s outburst follows the emergence of billboards with NPP and AGA logos across the mining town.
The billboards, bear inscriptions, ‘Vote for NPP to Save AGA’ and ‘Obuasi will Rise Again’ has NPP logo on the left and AGA logo on the right
Mr. Ofori Boadi is also the governing National Democratic Congress’s parliamentary candidate for Obuasi East.
He says the erection of the billboards along streets of Obuasi has the potential to erode government’s gains in its quest to woo investors to reactivate the dormant mine.
“In Obuasi, you will see AngloGold logo together with NPP logo on display all over. I have personally complained to the company that it is not good for the image of the company.
It will not help us to secure investment and up till now, I don’t see anything that the company is doing to stop this activity that is going on,” he complained.
That notwithstanding, he says government will continue to partner AngloGold Ashanti in seeking for investors.