Semafo 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.“On behalf of the president and government of the country, Burkina Faso’s Minister for the Mines and Energy, Mr.Abdoulaye Abdoulkader CISSE, and Mr. Lucien Marie Noël Bembamba, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs expressed great confidence in our company,” said Elie Justin Ouedraogo, Semafo’s National director, Burkina Faso. “The company has always striven to be a good corporate citizen and remains committed to making a significant contribution and improving the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.” Under this agreement, the government of Burkina Faso in collaboration with Semafo will undertake the necessary studies to move forward toward the realisation of this important project.