Newmont pays GH¢35M as First Quarter 2012 Tax Payments
By: Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
Newmont Ghana has paid $20,994,970.68 (GH¢35,187,942.14) to the Large Taxpayer Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
This amount represents Corporate Income Tax of $14,904,713.00 (GH¢25,027,994.06) for first quarter 2012 and Mineral Royalty of $6,090,257.68 (GH¢10,159,948.08) during the same period.
In 2011 Year of Assessment, the Company paid a total of US$159M (GH¢241M) to the GRA made up of Corporate Income Tax, Mineral Royalty, National Fiscal Stabilization Levy and Withholding Taxes.
Newmont Ghana has also made significant direct and indirect sustainable development to its 10 host Ahafo communities. This includes an amount of US$8million paid to the Newmont Ahafo Development Fund (NADeF) for sustainable development projects including community libraries, schools teacher’s quarters and micro-credit schemes and awarded scholarships worth GH.₵ 2,026,279.01 to 2,335 in these communities.
In partnership with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and others, Newmont Ghana’s support for about 5,000 farmers in our Ahafo Mine host communities, has contributed to the steady increase in Agri-business and food production in the Asutifi District since 2006.
Our award winning 2011 National Best Plantain Farmer Mr.Akwasi Asamoah, a native of Ntotroso, is one of the beneficiaries of our interventions: Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Program (AILAP) and the Ahafo Agriculture Growth Initiatives (AAGI) which has given our farmers increased land access, extension services and high yielding farm inputs.
Newmont Ghana’s presence also brings other economic benefits through salary payments to over 6,500 employees and contractors, purchase of goods and services from local and national suppliers and community development programs.
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