Goldfields pays $26.5m to gov’t


    Goldfields (Ghana) Limited yesterday paid a total of 26.5 million dollars to the government as corporate tax in respect of its two mines, Tarkwa and Aboso Gold Mines.
    The amount brings to a total of 74 million dollars in corporate taxes paid to the government between January and December, this year, covering the two mines in the Western Region.
    Presenting cheques covering the amount, Martin Ahorney, Finance Manager of Goldfields Ghana, said the company had this year alone paid more them 157 million dollars to the government as corporate taxes, royalties, dividends, PAYE and National Stabilization levy.
    He said Goldfields Ghana was pleased to have contributed to the national agenda, and that he company would do its best to contribute to the national economy in every aspect.
    Mr. Ahorney said the company would continue to ensure that operations of both mines were done in a responsible manner.
    “Goldfields, will continue to collaborate with key stakeholders, particularly the government of Ghana, to harness the resources I nits operational areas for our mutual benefits,” he said.
    Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, who received the cheques, commended Goldfields Ghana for its commitment to the ‘Better Ghana’ agenda, noting that this should be an example worthy of emulation by other companies in the country.
    He said receiving such an amount at this time of the year, was really important, saying, “We want to put on record what you have done for Ghana, especially at this time of the year”.