Newmont Ghana Provides Update on Ahafo Mill Expansion Accident

April 11, 2018

Support continues for bereaved families and Minerals Commission investigation

Kenyasi, 11th April, 2018 -- Newmont Ghana offered its condolences and support to the bereaved families of the six contractors who lost their lives on 7 April in the tragic construction accident at the Ahafo Mill Expansion project site. The company also continues to cooperate with the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission to support their investigation of the accident.

The company temporarily suspended production at both Ahafo and Akyem mines following the accident. Operations at both mines have resumed following extensive safety discussions and risk assessments.

The Ahafo Mill Expansion project and all surface civil construction work will remain suspended until Newmont and the authorities are satisfied that work can resume safely.

Newmont Ghana is providing support and counseling services to the families, Consar employees, as well as its employees.

The Company will provide updates as new information becomes available.


Media Contacts:

Agbeko Azumah
Manager, Communications and External Relations
Ahafo Mine
+233 24 433 6557