The Ahafo Mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited defied a court order compelling it to pay outstanding salaries of some employees it laid-off in 2009.
Mr. Ebenezer Mills, an affected employee, and spokesman for the nine others told Kwasi Debrah on SKY MARKETPLACE that the multi-national mining company has not initiated any action to pay them since the court ruling came in 2015.
According to him, the financial position of the company is very bad as they could not fend for themselves and their families.
“It’s creating troubles in our families because we are responsible men but we cannot make ends meat,” he said.
He continued that their efforts to secure employment in other sister Mining companies have proved futile, a development they say Newmont is behind.
” It’s very appalling because this is the situation where we will go for interviews at the various mining companies and at the end of the day they will call Newmont and Newmont will say they have a theft case with you.”
Mr. Mills appealed to human right activities and organizations to intervene and support them to claim their benefits.
When contacted Mr Agbeko Azumah, the Communication Manager of the Ahafo Mine, said the matter is being handled by the legal department of the mine and he could not comment it.
Credit: Kwasi Debrah/Newshuntermag.blogspot.com