NEWMONT Corporation in Africa has announced that its Ghana operations (Ahafo South and Akyem mines) paid GH¢810.70 millionin taxes, royalties, levies, and carried interest to government in the third quarter of 2023.
The payments were made through the Ghana Revenue Authority, Forestry Commission, and Ministry of Finance.
A press statement issued by the mining giant said “the Ahafo South operation contributed GH¢441.90 million while the Akyem operation contributed GH¢368.80 million during the quarter (July to September).
The statement said “these payments bring the company’s year-to-date payments (1st January to 30th September, 2023) to GH¢2.857 billion, and are broken down as follows:
- GH¢1,829.19 billion as Corporate Tax;
- GH¢ 522.99 million as Mineral Royalties;
- GH¢ 291.59 million as Pay As You Earn;
- GH¢ 120.12 million as Withholding Tax;
- GH¢ 67.33 million as Carried Interest; and
- GH¢ 25.75 million as Forestry Levy.
“Newmont understands the value of its tax contributions in Ghana to support local and national development, and remains committed to accurate tax payments and disclosure, in accordance with its Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) commitments,” said David Thorton, Managing Director of Newmont Africa.
Newmont has begun construction of its third mine in Ghana (the Ahafo North project), which is anticipated to add between 275,000 and 325,000 ounces per year for the first five full years of production, with commercial production expected during the second half of 2025.
When in commercial production, the Ahafo North mine would serve as an additional direct revenue stream for the government, in addition to employment creation, local development, and other mutually agreed value-creation initiatives.