The assessment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development of Anglogold Ashanti (Ghana) : A case study of the Obuasi municipality

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JULY, 2015
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The process of gold mining and extraction of minerals has been on going in the Obuasi municipality for almost a century, with the exception of the high rock accumulations found within the municipality and its polluted environment. The settlement has practically nothing to show for the large amounts of mineral deposit it sits on. The study explored AngloGold Ashanti´s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and its impact on the lives of the local people. Questionnaires were administered to household members in four major communities within the Obuasi municipality where mining shafts belonging to the AngloGold Ashanti Company are located. Interviews were also held between the researcher and opinion leaders in the selected communities to gather their views on the issue. Though the AGA Company has increased its financial allocations towards CSR, impacts on the local people is very minimal as they are not involved in the design and implementation of the projects.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Accounting and Finance, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration (Finance) ,