Business News of Saturday, 4 March 2017
The Ghana Chamber of Mines has contributed GHC2 million towards the Ghana 60 Years On celebration.
Presenting the cheque to the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Kwame Addo Kufuor, President of the Chamber, said the entire membership of the Chamber identified with the call of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the private sector to exclusively finance the 60th anniversary celebration, hence their contribution.
Presenting the cheque, Mr Kufuor said the chamber would partner government in the development of the country.
“A few weeks ago, His Excellency launched the Planning Committee of Ghana 60 Years On and made a specific appeal for support especially from the private sector. The chamber is: cognisant of the pivotal role we play in the Ghanaian economy we are the leading export earner, we are the top tax payer and we play a very important role in the local communities. But we aspire to do even more and we aspire to partner government in the development of this country. And, therefore, on such a joyous occasion, Ghana 60 Years On, we cannot sit aside and not play our role. So we are stepping up to the plate and showing our readiness to partner government in supporting the anniversary. We have here a cheque from our membership – AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Ghana, Gold Fields, Chirano, Perseus Mining…and our affiliates and contractors. We have come together to support the celebration and to pray that God bless Ghana on its 60th anniversary,” he stated.
The Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Opare, expressed her surprise at the gesture and indicated government’s gratitude to members of the Chamber for their thoughtfulness.