Newmont Ghana supports UG's Department of Communication Studies - Gertrude Oforiwaa Brako & Enid Araba Asamoah

Mr. David Johnson presenting laptops to Dr Abena Animwaa Yeboah-Banin. the Head of Department

Newmont Ghana, a mining company in Ghana has donated ten laptops to the Department of Communication at the University of Ghana.

In a short presentation ceremony, the Director of Communications at Newmont Ghana, Mr. David Johnson said that considering the role that the Department plays, it was proper to support the training of its students with some Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment.

“Newmont is responsive to our stakeholder communities but beyond that, as part of our corporate social responsibility, we support institutions that are doing things that align with our values as a company,” he noted. He added that the company also has an ongoing partnerships with the University of Mines and Technology.

Talking about opportunities for communication students, Mr. Johnson hinted that they have a communication office in Accra and also communication teams in Ahafo and Akyem where their organization is located. “So now and then when opportunities open up, we advertise and people with the requisite communication background could apply.” he added. 

Receiving the items, the Head of the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Abena Animwaa Yeboah-Banin, expressed her gratitude for the kind gesture shown by the mining company. She noted that the laptops would go a long way to augment the availability of ICT equipment in the Department and also to facilitate teaching and learning.

“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 and these equipment would help in furthering that cause.” she noted.

  She reiterated her earlier call to all the alumni of the Department to contribute towards the further expansion of their alma-mater and to participate in the year-long series of activities earmarked to celebrate its golden anniversary.

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. Its presence in Ghana includes the Ahafo mine in the Ahafo region and the Akyem operation in the Eastern region near New Abirem. 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 was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925. The company is seeking to establish footprints in other parts of Africa. Currently, they are establishing in Ethiopia and La Cote d’Ivoire.


A group photo of faculty, some students of the Department and representatives of Newmont Ghana.

The writers are both MA Students of the Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana.


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