Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mines and Community Infrastructure Development in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of Ghana

Seth Opoku mensah, Anastasia Amoako-Arhen, Seth Asare Okyere


Mining activities are recognizable and visibly seen in the nature and scope of its activities in Africa. Even though there is growing concern of the negative dimensions of mining activities on the environment and even socio-cultural conditions of mining communities, mining projects can have major socio-economic impacts. With varying perspectives on the real impact of mining companies, development of mining communities remains a critical issue. The mining companies have always responded to these assertions with a catalogue of social development programmes and interventions for supporting community growth and development through their Corporate Social Responsibilities.

This Paper therefore studies the community infrastructure development of mining companies with regards to Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mines in Ghana. It also highlights the benefits, prospects and challenges encountered in the course of providing these community infrastructures. Data for the Study was obtained from both primary and secondary sources. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used in the selection of the target population. The Study proposes measures to inform policy formulation in determining the development dynamics of mining companies and their contribution to community infrastructure development within their catchment communities.

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