Newmont subsidiary up and running in Ghana
The project is targeting production between 350,000 and 450,000 ounces per year during the first five years, at all-in sustaining costs of $750 to $850 per ounce.
Gold output is expected to reach between 50,000 and 100,000 ounces for 2013.
The company claims that it will employ 1,300 employees and contractors, including a majority of people from nearby communities.
Akyem is in eastern Ghana, in the Birim North district.