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9 Jun 2008


[DOC] Newmont's response

We wish to respectfully point out that mining is not in conflict with agriculture in Ghana. Mining and agriculture have worked in parallel in Ghana for many decades. The industry only uses a small area of the lands of Ghana for active mining. This is productive economic use of Ghana’s land that provides employment for thousands of people and provides taxes, royalties, dividends and expends millions of dollars on goods and services in the country. More pertinently, once mining is completed, most of the land is reclaimed and returned for other uses including farming...Newmont Ghana is working with several NGOs on agricultural projects that will enhance the productivity and incomes of farmers in the Ahafo area...