The Minerals Commission has undertaken a major reshuffle exercise including a transfer of the Western Regional Director and others after the quarry explosion in Shama last Sunday, September 10.
According to a document circulating on social media, he has been transferred to Koforidua.
Per the said document, Head at the Ashanti Regional Office, Samuel Gyabaah has been brought to Takoradi.
“The Minerals Commission has appointed a new Regional Head for the Western Region. Mr Samuel Gyabaah a mining engineer who had worked with AngloGold Ashanti for 18 years and the Head at the Ashanti Regional Office has been transferred from Kumasi to Takoradi.”
“Mr. Desmond Boahen also a mining engineer has been transferred from the Takoradi office to Koforidua as the Regional Head.”
The statement added that “Paul Dawson a mining engineer and who worked with Newmont Ghana Gold Limited for twenty as the Environmental Manager is now the Regional head for the Ashanti Regional Office.”
It is believed that these transfers may be linked to the recent explosion at a quarry site in the Shama District of the Western Region.
A source at the Commission has intimated that the various District heads may also be transferred.
Additionally, the Chief Inspector of Mines has directed all the Regional heads to undertake an audit of all quarry operations within the respective regions.