The Ghana Chamber of Mines has called for calm as investigation continues after the death of six contractor employees at Newmont Ghana's Ahafo mine expansion project site on Saturday.
The Chamber in a statement Wednesday said "as is usually the case during such mine accidents, investigations by state institutions, particularly the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission, are undertaken to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.
"While we await the report from the Minerals Commission’s investigations, we wish to call on all and sundry to be circumspect in commenting or reporting on the matter without recourse to the verified facts," it added.
According to the Chamber, safety remains the utmost priority of the mining industry and as such, the Chamber will continue to work with all relevant institutions to ensure that such incidents do not recur in any of our mines.
The Chamber said its members’ principal and most cherished value is the safety of their employees, which underlines the measures and interventions that are instituted at their respective offices and sites to ensure their wellbeing.
"The Chamber would want to take this opportunity to commiserate with the families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased workers as well as Newmont Ghana.
"Once again, the Chamber wishes to express its profound condolence to the bereaved families and the entire staff of Newmont Ghana," it added.