Gold Fields Ghana Wins 2012 Best Tax Payer

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) presented Gold Fields Ghana Limited with the Best Tax Payer Award for 2012 at its annual awards ceremony in Accra this week. The ceremony honouring Gold Fields Ghana was held at the State Banquet hall and it recognised corporate institutions for their significant contributions to government revenue in terms of taxes paid. In 2012, Gold Fields Ghana contributed a total of US$250million to Government revenue. The GRA also honoured the company’s staff that worked hard in the year. Presenting the award, the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, George Blankson, said the Authority was pleased with Gold Fields Ghana and has keenly watched the company’s commitment to the development of the country’s economy over the years. Gold Fields Ghana makes a significant contribution to the Ghanaian economy through the payment of taxes, job creation, and sustainable development projects and activities. He added that Gold Fields Ghana’s commitment to the socio economic development of communities in which it operated and the country could not be over-emphasised. Gold Fields Ghana, through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, has contributed US$34million to community projects in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation, infrastructure and major sporting and environmental conservation sponsorships. The mining company’s total investment since the mid-1990s has been to the tune of US2.4 billion.