Tarkwa – GHANA.
Gold Fields extended her Corporate Social Responsibility gesture to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) as part of the World Health Day celebrations.
The local Foundation of the company presented UMaT with a fully equipped ambulance, (????), to augment and help in the healthcare delivery system of the University Community.
Notwithstanding emerging systemic industry challenges, with the grades of ore bodies getting deeper, and being more complex and more expensive to extract, the company also recently surprised her Australian workforce with a 6% pay rise.
Gold Fields has become a mining industry leader within the passed decade from being regarded as a South African mining company which happens to have a few international assets, to one of the top 8 mining companies in the world.
The company has strategically invested in health and safety, profitability and sustainability using integrated thinking as her trump card.
The Government of Ghana has intimated making Gold Fields Development programme a model for all mining companies in Ghana. It will be recalled that in 2019, through a development arrangement with the government, Goldfields pre-financed the reconstruction and asphalting of a 33-kilometre road from Tarkwa to Damang at the cost of US$27m, representing the most expensive CSR venture the company has ever undertaken anywhere in the world.
In his farewell message, the outgoing CEO of Gold Fields, Nick Holland, referred to Damang as being in a purple patch, and ready to contribute enormously to the Gold Fields portfolio for the next 3 years.