Newmont Africa Signs MoU with Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation to Support Key Educational Projects.

Accra, 25th July, 2023 – Newmont Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Otumfuo Osei Tutu I Foundation to implement two key education-focused projects for a three-year period, at a cost of One Million, Seven Hundred and Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC1,710,000.00).

The projects are aimed at promoting and extending information communication technology (ICT) education and training to less resourced communities through the provision of infrastructure, materials, and associated resources. Specifically, the projects shall seek to improve the reading culture among pupils in these communities, and also build their interest and capacity in ICT.

Newmont Africa and the Otumfuo Foundation intend to achieve the above objectives through the remodeling and furnishing of six 50-person capacity containers, to be situated in selected schools. Mobile training camps, equipped with computers, shall also be set up in schools to further the training of pupils in ICT.

David Thornton, Regional Senior Vice President (RSVP) of Newmont Africa, stated that “Newmont Africa is looking at extending its social impact beyond its immediate host communities, into other areas where critical educational infrastructure, particularly in ICT, is lacking. It is quite clear to us that ICT will be a key role in an increasingly digitized world, and equipping pupils with the requisite skills will help create a more promising future for them and their families.

Nana Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Woahene II, the chairman of the Otumfuo Foundation, recounted the support of Newmont Africa to the Foundation over the years. He said, “For almost a decade Newmont Africa has been a consistent ally of the Foundation, having provided support in excess of 1 million GHS over the period for several of the Foundation’s programs and projects. He added that “this MoU is a clear demonstration of the commitment of our two entities toward the identification and implementation of meaningful interventions for communities and individuals who are, otherwise disadvantaged by virtue of their circumstances.”