The EITI Board visits mining site in Ghana

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A group of EITI Board members and supporters visited a gold mine that Newmont operates in Ahafo in northern Ghana. They also met with the Ahafo District Assembly.<!--break--> This meeting provided an opportunity to debate revenue sharing and accountability with regional and local officials and with community leaders. Many Board members commented on what a privilege it was to see how initiatives like the EITI creates a framework for this discussion at a local level.
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The visit took place on Thursday 21 February, the day before the EITI Board Meeting in Accra. At the Newmont site, the group saw the process from topsoil removal all the way to the gold extraction, and to meet some of the workers.
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Newmont is one of 37 companies in the extractive industries that support the EITI. Newmont has published a report from the meeting with community leaders on <a href="http://newmontghana.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=163&It... website</a>.
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