Gold mining supports Mali humanitarian initiative
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GOLD MINING COMPANIES SUPPORT HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE IN MALI
Bamako, Mali, 11 April 2013 - The gold mining industry in Mali,
represented by Mahamadou Samake, Randgold Resources' group regional
manager for West Africa, today handed over a donation of
USD3.15million to the country's interim president, Mr Dioncounda Traore, to
be used for humanitarian purposes.
The mining companies - AngloGold Ashanti, Avnel Gold, Endeavour
Mining, IAMGOLD, Randgold Resources and Resolute Mining - said the
donation demonstrated their strong desire to support the people of Mali
in the difficulties the country has been experiencing since the
attempted coup 16 months ago.
The donation will be held in a dedicated account and will be applied to
healthcare, education and agricultural initiatives at the discretion of
the ministry of finance. The mining companies have been given an
assurance that none of the money will be used to support the military
or any war effort, directly or indirectly, or be diverted for other
purposes. The companies will be closely monitoring expenditure from
the dedicated account.
Last year many of these same companies donated USD735000 in emergency
funding to avert an interruption of the Mass Drug Administration
programme fighting a range of diseases endemic to Mali. Since then,
Randgold Resources has also donated 60 tonnes of rice and millet to the
Red Cross specifically for use in the north of Mali, where the
population has been particularly hard hit by the unrest.
Chief Executive Group regional manager West Investor & Media
Mark Bristow Africa Relations
+447880711386 Mahamadou Samake, Kathy du Plessis
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