Dear Anthony Morant,
As you know in running the mine, the Mining Act requires us to engage certified Mine Managers. Because the Mine Managers Exams was postponed in December 2015, there is a dearth of certified Mine Managers. The current Mining Act permit us, the incumbent Mining Leaseholder to employ competent individual as acting mine manager for a limited period. MRA conducted its only Mine Managers exam for 2016 in December 2016, and we had three of our senior managers take the exam.
Kelly Mende is one of them and we are told that once the Examination Board is constituted, they will review the candidate’s papers and issue the Mine Manager’s Certificate accordingly.
From the outset the organization and management structure on how Tolukuma Gold Mines is to be managed by the new owners Asidokona Mining Resources was made known to all senior managers of the company.
Our structure differs from the one used by Petromin. The Directors have not altered the organization structure of the company since its implementation and neither have there been caused to change it.
We have filled up most key vacancies and the most recent being the appointment of Ms. Joy Herea to head the Human Resource function. After slightly more than a year, Kelly now cites that he cannot work with the chain of command and reporting lines set by the Board.