Goldfields Ghana inaugurates development projects

Goldfield Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine, has inaugurated development projects within areas of its operations, commenced in 2010.

The projects that cost included the building of Junior High School blocks, teachers’ quarters, upgrading of community centres and provision of potable water,

Others are the construction of concrete overhead tanks, rehabilitation of roads and extension of electricity to schools.

Beneficiary communities include Tarkwa, Samahu, Abekoase, Tebe, Huniso, Pepesa, Brahabobom, New Atuabo, Akoon and Awudua in the Western Region.

The executive Vice President, Goldfields West African Operations, Mr. Peter Turner,  told GNA that so far the Tarkwa Mine has spent 20.7 million Ghana cedis on community development projects since the inception of the Goldfield Ghana Foundation in 2002.

He said Goldfields Ghana also built clinics, and a maternity block at the Tarkwa Government Hospital.

Vice President of Operations at Goldfields Ghana, Mr. Alfred Baku, said the company was committed to contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.

He said the company has decided to create a self regulatory fund towards the development of communities in its catchments.

The Omanhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Osagyefo Kwamena Enimil VI, thanked the company for contributing to the development of the area.

Source: GNA

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