David Thornton, Regional Senior Vice President at Newmont Africa, on Thursday, January 12, 2023, paid a courtesy call to the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, to meet with the Chamber’s President, Ayesha Bedwei-Ibe, and Executive Secretary, Simon Madjie.
This was Mr. Thornton’s first visit to the Chamber and was accompanied by Newmont’s Vice President for Sustainability & External Relations, Adiki Ayitevie.
Among other issues discussed were Newmont’s operations in Ghana, plans for the future, and how the Chamber can assist in advocating for an improved business environment to streamline the gold company’s operations in the country.
Newmont Ghana is one of the leading gold mining companies in Ghana, employing thousands of Ghanaians. The company has invested several millions of dollars in production and corporate social responsibilities to improve livelihoods in host communities. Newmont is also one of the substantial contributors to Ghana’s public finances through taxes.
AmCham Ghana Executive Secretary, Simon Madjie, noted the importance of having companies such as Newmont do business in the country, reiterating its enormous benefits to the socioeconomic development of host communities and the entire country at large, as well the Chamber.
“Newmont has been an iconic and credible American company, setting good examples for all of us to follow, and it’s a good module to preach to all those who are looking to invest in Ghana, from engagement with stakeholders, the community, to the closeness with agencies and organizations such as ours, so we look forward to continuing that relationship,” Mr. Madjie added.
AmCham Ghana President, Ayesha Bedwei-Ibe, reiterated the Chamber’s commitment to seeing business prosper and assured Mr. Thornton that all the concerns will be raised at the appropriate quarters and is hopeful that they will be addressed to improve the company’s ease of doing business in Ghana.