Bissa donates new ambulance to Kongoussi district in Burkina Faso
6 October 2022
Nordgold Group («Nordgold» or the «Company»), an internationally diversified gold producer, is pleased to announce that, in line with the Company’s Social Responsibility Policy, its Bissa mine has invested US$50,000 in supporting healthcare infrastructure in the Kongoussi district of Burkina Faso.
In recent years, the area has seen an increase in population, and a new four-wheel-drive ambulance and medical equipment will help local healthcare professionals to treat more patients faster.
"We have noticed the migration of people from the north of the country to Kongoussi and decided to support the community with an additional ambulance and other necessary medical equipment."Kayaba Kabordirector of community relations at Bissa
"The ambulance donated by Nordgold’s Bissa will save many lives. The mine’s initiative comes at the right time and will contribute to improving local healthcare."Dr. Idrissa Ouédraogothe Head Doctor of the Kongoussi health districtt
Marisha LeonCorporate Communications Manager, Africa
The Bissa-Bouly mines in Burkina Faso are operated by Nordgold and jointly owned with the government of Burkina Faso, which has a 10% interest. Nordgold has invested over US$1.3 billion in Burkina Faso and become one of the largest gold miners operating in the country. Since 2009, the Company has contributed over US$500 million to the government in the form of taxes and royalties. Bissa-Bouly supports more than 1,300 jobs. The Company’s recent community initiatives in Burkina Faso include the construction of new quality homes for local communities and considerable investment in new infrastructure projects — including roads, schools, and health centres — as well as investment in agriculture and livestock and supporting the development of small businesses.
Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with 8,000 employees and a portfolio of eight mines — in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia, and Kazakhstan — as well as a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia, and North America. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier-one gold-mining assets, with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency, and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and, most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.