Newmont Ghana has announced a $100,000 help package deal for Ghana’s community well being initiatives to minimise the transmission of the coronavirus in the nation.
Newmont Ghana’s contribution will assistance two tests centres in Accra and Kumasi, as nicely as permit preventive actions in and all-around its Ahafo and Akyem mines and the Ahafo North Challenge region.
“The health and security of our people and nearby communities take precedence previously mentioned all else,” explained Francois Hardy, Regional Senior Vice President, Newmont Africa. “We identify the need to have to assist fortify the abilities of our general public institutions so they can undertake mass tests and other community overall health measures to limit the dangers and impacts connected with COVID -19,” stated Mr Hardy.
“In mild of the logistical and infrastructure constraints all over the country’s public wellbeing method – together with the demands of our local health establishments in our host communities – we have set aside a US$100,000 offer to assist the country’s battle towards the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Hardy added.
aid offer will be allocated as follows:
- US$25,000 each and every to assist the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Clinical Analysis and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine-The two nationwide tests centres in Accra and Kumasi to help the procurement of testing kits
- $20,000 to the Asutifi North and Birim North District Assemblies respectively
- $10,000 for the Tano North Municipal Assembly
He added that Newmont Ghana has also built a sizeable donation to the Ghana Chamber of Mines contribution in the direction of the COVID-19 nationwide fund.
“We hope our contributions will noticeably assist us get
the struggle towards COVID-19,” he added.
Work Arrangements to
Defend Workforce and Host Communities
Mr Hardy pointed out that Newmont Ghana is taking proactive steps to shield its workforce and nearby communities in reaction to the evolving COVID-19 scenario in the place.
Aside from initiating strong cleanliness procedures, social distancing rules and other precautionary steps, the company is aligning mine functions to crucial operations to lower the possible for publicity to and transmission of COVID-19. These measures include things like:
• Momentary closure of the regional place of work in Accra and
establishing distant performing plans for employees
• Short-term closure of non-operational departments at the
Ahafo and Akyem mine web pages
• Cancelling all travel by non-critical website site visitors,
suppliers and vendors
• Evacuation of non-important expatriate workers
• Enhanced temperature and questionnaire screening at all
entry details to the Ahafo and Akyem mine websites
• Obligatory self-quarantine for employees who arrive from
• Minimized in-particular person conferences
“While we have no verified COVID-19 situations between Newmont’s workforce at this time, protecting the wellness and protection of our persons and nearby communities is our major obligation. These ways are reliable with the Globe Health and fitness Corporation suggestions and the intent of the government’s lockdown and categorisation of mining as an necessary services to lessen the exposure and unfold of COVID-19,” mentioned Francois Hardy, Regional Senior Vice President, Newmont Africa.
The organization reported it will carry on to intently keep an eye on the
evolution of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and its impacts, with a essential
focus on protecting the well-being of its workforce, contractors and host
“These are amazing periods and we will have to all do our section
to lower the transmission of COVID-19. We strongly stimulate everyone to
strictly adhere to the World Overall health Organization’s protecting measures and
help the Governing administration of Ghana’s endeavours stop the spread of the virus,” Mr.
Hardy more added.
Newmont Africa is a subsidiary of Newmont Company, the world’s primary gold small business. It has two gold mining functions in Ghana: The Ahafo Mine located in the Ahafo Area and the Akyem Mine located in the Jap Area. Commercial output at Ahafo started in 2006 and at Akyem in 2013. The Enterprise at present employs above 5,500 staff members and contractors.
Its Ahafo mine was named Mining Organization of the Year in 2016 and Ghana’s Corporate Social Duty Business for 2018, though the Akyem mine was adjudged the Greatest Firm in Ghana for 2015 and 2016. The Organization also has greenfield exploration actions in Ethiopia.