Semafo’s gold to generate solar power for inhabitants of Burkina Faso?

International MiningSemafo is partnering with the government of Burkina Faso to undertake a prefeasibility study to construct a 20 MW solar power station to generate electricity. Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. It currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. The first phase of this endeavour in Mali will be carried out as part of Semafo’s ongoing corporate responsibility program in close collaboration with the government of Burkina Faso. This important partnership is aimed at stimulating and sustaining the country’s socio-economic development, by increasing the national electrical production capacity, thereby availing the population to a more adequate, low cost electricity supply. (more…)

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