Newmont has donated 10 brand new laptop computers to the Department of Communication studies of the University of Ghana.
At a brief handing over ceremony at the department, Director of Communications at Newmont Ghana, Mr. David Johnson, said the gesture is in response to a request made earlier by the department.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility, we support institutions that we believe are doing things that align with our values. So when we received the request from the department, and considering the role that the institution plays, we felt that it was proper we extended support to them.”
Present at the ceremony were some faculty members and students of the department of Communication Studies, as well as some staff of Newmont Africa. Receiving the items, the Head of Department, Dr. Abena Aninwaa Yeboah-Banin, was grateful to Newmont for the kind gesture.
“I will like to say a big thank you to Newmont for listening to our call with a kind ear. Ten laptops, big deal! It will solve a lot of problems for us. We are going to put these to very good use. We hold pride of place in the communications training space in Ghana and it comes because we put in a lot of effort in the training we deliver to our students.”
Dr. Yeboah-Banin also used the opportunity to call on all alumni of the department to get involved in its 50th anniversary celebrations that is underway.
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favourable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognised for its principled environmental, social and governance practices.
The writer is an MA Student of the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana.