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ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME INITIATIVE BY GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES (THE GSOPP CASE ) December, 2006 PowerPoint Presentation
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ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME INITIATIVE BY GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES (THE GSOPP CASE ) December, 2006

ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME INITIATIVE BY GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES (THE GSOPP CASE ) December, 2006

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ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME INITIATIVE BY GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES (THE GSOPP CASE ) December, 2006

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  1. Golden Star Resources Limited ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME INITIATIVE BY GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES (THE GSOPP CASE ) December, 2006 Mary Ankomah Boakye Boateng GOLDEN STAR OIL PALM PLANTATIONS LTD P O Box 16070 Airport Post Office Accra, Ghana Tel – office (site): 233 362 20469 Tel-mobile: 233-244 605880 Fax: 233-21 777 700 Fax: 233 362 20180 Email: maame35@hotmail.com Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  2. Golden Star Limited • Canadian international mining company, head office in Denver, Colorado • Has 2 operating mines in Ghana: 1) Wasa mine, 2) Bogoso/Prestea mines • Production of 200,000 ounces of gold in 2005 Golden Star Oil Palm Plantations Limited (GSOPP) has been established by Golden Star Resources Ltd to use the smallholder concept of oil palm development as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts. • Women and youth are the primary target groups. • Traditional authorities provide land and local people are paid for their labour to develop the project. • GSOPP provides development capital & operating funds (loans to smallholder farmers). • GSOPP provides technical support. • GSOPP purchases the fruit. • After 3 years, farmers will be trained to operate the small plots and will then be beneficiaries of plots (4 ha). Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  3. Golden Star Limited Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy Evaluation • Community needs assessment: 1) Rural infrastructure 2) Services available • The rural economy: 1) Farming ( livestock/crop) 2) Commerce • Measured poverty related issues include: • Cash incomes • Health – maternal, other disease prevalence levels • Education -- how many children are in school • Identified agriculture as the base economy • Crops grown: cash crops, tree crops • Level of production: subsistence • Measured level of unemployment • 50%+ of youth unemployed • 20% of youth engaged in mining company • 30% of youth engaged in illegal mini Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  4. Golden Star Limited What do we monitor? 1. Positive Economic effects • Income levels of farmers • Number of employees • Spin-offs 2. Expected Adverse effects and mitigation factors • Environmental impact assessment conducted. • Mitigating factors adressed. • Dangers of mono-culture addressed : guaranteed market through palmoil processing (in the case of pest and disease, the research institutions and the existing have the capacity/expertise to deal with it) • End-use of tailings dam will reduce waste lands to enhance economic activity Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  5. Golden Star Limited How do we monitor? • Baseline socio-economic survey • Determine demorgraphic factors • Determine income levels of potential beneficiaries • Employment statistics • The rural economic growth rate 2. Who will do it? • Local expertise • Feedback from local chiefs, opinion leaders and the communities. Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  6. Golden Star Limited Set up parameter indicators/checklists • Incomes • Local employment: what % of local labour employed and wages earned; local suppliers • Farmers income: levels of yield, production costs and margins. • Employment statistics • The rural economic growth rate • Agricultural indicators • Soil and water management- nutrient levels, ph levels,etc • Biodiversity • Yields and production Golden Star Resources Ltd.

  7. Golden Star Limited Lesson Learned TO ADDRESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED: • There is need for a business with a simple model that leverages the stakeholder’s skills to provide continuing employment and regular income. • Palm Oil cultivation using the ‘smallholder’ concept was found to be the most sustainable and impactful option that will contribute broadly to both the local and national economies. Golden Star Resources Ltd.