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31 May

ZoomLion Ghana Limited in its quest to rid the country of filth has once again donated ten brand new waste management trucks and other environmental sanitation equipment to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper East Region. The company believes this is a strategic move to help the MMDAs in their operation.
The brief handing over ceremony took place at the forecourt of the Regional Coordinating Council in Bolgatanga on March 28, 2012.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Lucy Awuni, said Zoomlion Ghana limited has taken up the task to provide effective sanitation services to the nation and due to this it has been able to rid our cities and towns off a considerable amount of waste. She went on to add that “as we are commending the work of Zoomlion, we should not forget that our support is needed to complement their work”.
Hon. Lucy Awuni also added that the bad sanitation habits of Ghanaians are costing the nation huge sums of money. This she said is because the resource that the country spends on managing incidence of sanitation-related diseases such as cholera and malaria could be channeled into a national interest venture such as infrastructural development.
She therefore called on the people of Bolgatanga to support the Assemblies and Zoomlion to rid of filth in the Region.
On is part, the Deputy Upper East Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr. AbubakariIssaka, charged the Municipal and District Chief Executives to ensure that the vehicles are put to good use and also maintained properly to enable the community obtain the maximum benefit of the trucks.
He went on to appeal to the Chief Executives devote some time during various Assembly programmes to educate the public more on the need to keep their environment clean.
The District Chief Executive of Bawku Central, Mr. Musah Abdullah, who received the trucks on behalf of the Assemblies, described the donation as a timely one as the region is faced with the urgent need to undertake massive evacuation of waste. He commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited for such collaboration with the government.


Newmont named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”

28 May

ACCRA, May 28, 2012

Newmont Mining Corporation, the parent company of Newmont Ghana, has for the fourth consecutive year been named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” for 2012.

Newmont was one of only two mining companies in the top 50 on the list of leading companies in corporate responsibility. The company ranked number 42 out of 1,000 U.S. companies that were evaluated.

The “Corporate Citizen List” represents many sectors and a variety of companies from the Russell 1000 stock index, and uses ‘publically available information’ to evaluate 1,000 leading U.S. companies in performance areas such as environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and finance. Newmont joins respected businesses such as, Bristol-Myers, Microsoft Corporation, Coca-Cola, IBM and Hewlett-Packard on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens List.”

Dave Schummer, Regional Senior Vice President for Africa Operations in a congratulatory message to employees said, “This award has been due to the tireless efforts of Newmont Ghana’s employees and those from other Newmont operations around the globe, and I congratulate them for demonstrating leadership in stewardship of the environment and social responsibility and applying best practices in their work.”

This achievement by Newmont coincides with the launch of its 2011 Global Sustainability Report, “Beyond the Mine.” The report contains Newmont’s initiatives on Sustainability Performance in the areas of safety and health, human resources, environmental protection and community and stakeholder engagement.

Newmont Ghana, in contributing to this achievement, has been executing sustainability programs in partnership with host communities and other stakeholders. Major partnership projects include the Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Program, which produced the 2010 National Best Plantain Farmer and the Ahafo Agribusiness Growth Initiative. Newmont Ghana’s continuous improvement effort in environmental compliance and application of best practices has also been recognized by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, which confirmed achievement of a Blue AKOBEN Rating for the Ahafo Mine for 2010.

Newmont Ghana is committed to high standards in environmental protection, health and safety measures and social responsibility in its efforts to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance.

For more information on the 2012 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” visit Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Website and on Newmont and Newmont Ghana’s 2011 Global Sustainability Report visit Beyond the Mine.

About Newmont Ghana

Newmont Ghana is one of five core operating districts for Newmont Mining Corporation (, one of the largest gold companies in the world. Newmont Ghana operates the Ahafo Mine in the Brong-Ahafo Region and also has a development project, the Akyem Project in the Birim-North District of the Eastern Region. Newmont Ghana employs approximately 4, 600 employees and contractors, with the majority working at its Ahafo Mine. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected in Newmont Ghana’s high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for its employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.


18 May

As part of its efforts to build the capacity strength of its staff, ace waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana limited has organized project management training for its District Operations Supervisors for the Southern Sector.

This consists of the Greater Accra, Eastern, Central, Western and Volta Regions.

The week long certificate awarding training programme which was organized by the College of Project Professionals was aimed at equipping the district operations supervisors who are mainly at the grassroots level with communication and interpersonal skills so as to offer better services to clients and also help the company achieve its strategic objectives.

In an address, The Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlion Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong said the company sees the year 2012 as a year of capacity building and thus would ensure that all staff of Zoomlion across the length and breadth of the nation would have an opportunity to be trained.

He also charged them to take opportunities surrounding them to make themselves better and not to always rely on the company to organize training programmes before they learn.

The Dean of the District Operations Supervisors on behalf of his colleagues expressed their sincere gratitude the CEO and Management of Zoomlion for reposing confidence in them and promised to replicate what they have learnt to ensure the survival of Zoomlion.

Some of the course they were taught included proposal writing, project scope management and project time management.

Other Officials of Zoomlion who addressed the gathering included the Director of Administration Mr. E. O Okomeng, other heads of departments of the Company as well as project coordinators.

A similar meeting is being held in Kumasi for supervisors from Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.


20 Mar

 Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management organization, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, last Friday handed over refuse trucks and other equipment for distribution to 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region.

Handing over the keys to the trucks at a ceremony in Cape Coast, the Central Regional Manager for Zoomlion, Mr. John Sackey, said the new trucks would provide additional logistical support to the MMDAs in order to enhance their capacities to deliver higher quality waste management services in their respective areas and also to help Zoomlion realize its vision of being champion of clean, green and healthy communities by the year 2015.

“Waste management in the country has been a daunting task that needs concerted efforts to help achieve a five-star delivery in the country”, he said while calling on all and sundry to play a part in curbing the menace.

The Minister for the Central Region, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, receiving the keys to the trucks, called on experts in the environmental sector to develop more efficient ways of managing waste in the country.

She warned that “Ghana has come far and cannot afford to stick to the old traditional ways of waste management especially in the wake of the fact that now more waste is being generated than it could be dealt with by the Sanitation Units of the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)”. She also appealed to the Assemblies to adopt new ways of dealing with the problem.

Mrs Benyiwa-Doe handed over the keys of the trucks to the Chief Executives of the various Assemblies and said that even though waste disposal and management had become a major problem in their areas, they could network with other organizations to solve the problem.

She appealed to Ghanaians to be prepared to pay “a little money” to have their waste disposed of properly and ensure a clean environment at all times.

She urged Zoomlion to monitor and ensure that the equipment and vehicles were well utilized in the districts.

Receiving the keys from the regional minister, Hon. Nii Ephraim, MCE for Efutu who also doubles as the Dean of MMDCE’s in the Central Region, expressed his gratitude to the government of Ghana and Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the move which he believes will go a long way to help enhance waste management operations in the region. “This ceremony is to show that the relationship that exists between Zoomlion and the various MMDA’s is bearing fruits and all we hope for is a continued partnership.”, he said.