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ASX/TSX-listed Cardinal Resources has announced that the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for its Namdini Gold Project in Ghana has been approved by the Minerals Commission of Ghana (MinCom).

Cardinal’s COO, Dave Anthony states:

“It is always important to live and work in harmony with the local community, as it provides the foundation for a successful and sustainable business for any corporate institution.

“Cardinal Resources continues to benefit from the support of the local communities with on the ground face to face interaction with all Project Affected Persons.

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“Cardinal Resources will not only replace the community’s existing facilities but will also be adding amenities that will enhance each families’ well‐being and economic activities.”

Cardinal’s CEO / MD, Archie Koimtsidis states:

“We are extremely appreciative of all Stakeholders and MinCom for the preparation and approval of our RAP which has been a two‐year engagement process.

“The Company’s ongoing community initiatives to improve the livelihood of the local people and its strict adherence to safety, has enabled it to relocate people near the planned mine operation to more improved residential facilities.

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“Once again, there is clear demonstration of continued support, not only locally for the project development, but also from the Ghana Government. This approval will assist the Company in rapidly and successfully developing the Namdini Project.”

Highlights

  • The RAP report was produced in accordance with the Minerals and Mining (Compensation and Resettlement) Regulation 2012 (L.I 2175), and International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability
  • The RAP for Cardinal Resources’ Namdini Gold Project in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region of Ghana was submitted to The Minerals Commission of Ghana (MinCom) in December 2019
  • The plan, which includes concrete structures such as residential and public housing, a healthcare facility, two schools, teacher’s accommodation and three religious venues was accepted by the Project Affected People (PAP) and the Talensi District Assembly in February 2020
  • The approved RAP is utilized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) which has been submitted by Cardinal Resources