The CEO of Newmont Mining Corporation, Gary Goldberg has lauded the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his commitment towards the development of his people in Asanteman and Ghana as a whole.

Goldberg made the observations when he paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene during a recent working visit to Ghana. Gary Goldberg stated that the company had recognized the efforts of Otumfuo’s Charity Foundation, which provides support for the development of his people and the country through Education, Health, Culture, and the Environment. He expressed gratitude to Otumfuo for his support towards the operations of Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo Mine (which falls within his jurisdiction) since it commenced operations in 2006.

On behalf of Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd, the Regional Senior Vice President of the company, Johan Ferreira donated GH¢30,000 ($10,000) to the Otumfuo Charity Foundation and an additional GH¢20,000 ($6,640) to support the celebration of Otumfuo’s fifteenth anniversary on the golden stool. Newmont Ghana also makes annual contributions to the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II charity foundation to support social development in the Asante kingdom.

Mr. Ferreira commended the Asantehene for instituting initiatives in education, health and other areas to complement the development efforts of the government. He said sustainable development was key to the country’s success and Otumfuo’s lead in that regard is most commendable. He added that Newmont’s commitment to sustainable development in its host communities was in line with Otumfuo’s effort and it was therefore proper for the company to support Otumfuo’s Charity Foundation.

The Asantehene, on his part thanked Mr. Goldberg and the Newmont delegation for the donation and admonished the company to maintain the cordial working relationship it enjoys with the Ahafo communities and ensure a closer collaboration with traditional authorities to develop the area.

Source: Ghana Chamber of Mines