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Accra, 1 March 2019: Gold Fields Ghana's Tarkwa mine is to begin the reconstruction of the Tarkwa & Abosso (T&A) Park, as well as undertake a comprehensive upgrade of the Apinto Government Hospital, both located in Tarkwa in Ghana's Western Region.
Engineering works on the T&A Park have been completed and the company is going through the bidding process to select a suitable contractor for the project. When completed, the park will seat 10,400, from the current seating capacity of 400. The park will also have dressing rooms for teams and match officials, a commentary box and press conference area, an emergency medical room, floodlights, an electronic scoreboard, as well as access for the disabled.
The upgrade of the Apinto Government Hospital, which is one of the oldest hospitals in the country, will involve the refurbishment of the existing facility, as well as the construction of a new medical hub. The new medical hub will host a fully equipped accident and emergency centre, as well as a renal and dialysis centre, which will be the first in the Western Region.
"Investment in these projects is in line with our philosophy of making a positive impact in the jurisdictions where we operate, and in the lives of people around our operations," said Alfred Baku, Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields, West Africa.
Gold Fields will spend approximately GHS100 million (US$18 million) on these two projects.