Gold Fields Ghana Foundation launches 20th anniversary programme

Gold Fields Ghana Foundation (GFGF) has launched its 20 year anniversary celebration at a colourful but short ceremony last Friday at Tarkwa.

The media launch, which was attended by media men drawn from both the print and broadcast media also saw dignitaries such traditional leaders, clergy, staff of Gold Fields and others attending.

Also in attendance were George Mireku Duker, Member of Parliament for Tarkwa, Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Chamber of Mines, Nana Adarkwa Bediako III, Gyasehene of Apinto and a Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Dr Tony Aubeng, a former staff of Gold Fields, Obaaheme Abena Boaduwa, Queenmother of Wassa Fiase Traditional area amongst others.

At the launch, the Executive Secretary of the Foundation, Abel-Razak Yakubu showcased projects undertaken by the Foundation within the period. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and facilitate sustainable socio-economic development in order to improve the quality of life in its host communities and Ghana as a whole.

Other programmes factored in the anniversary include exhibition of photos and videos of the Foundation projects and programmes over the last 20 years.

There would also be a documentary on the Foundations’ interventions in education, skill training and agriculture.

Nana Adarkwa Bediako III, Gyasehene of Apinto on his part listed the achievements of the Foundation in the areas of Education, Health and Sanitation amongst others.

The Foundation “is a necessary vehicle to promote development here and Gold Fields has done the right thing”.


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