Located in West Africa, The Democratic Republic Senegal has an estimated population of 13 million people and a total area of approximately 197,000 km2. of the country’s population, 94 percent are Muslim and 5 percent are Christian (mostly Roman Catholic). While French is the official language, the Wolof, Pulaar, Jola and Mandinka dialects are also spoken. The capital, Dakar, is on the most westerly point of the coastline of Africa. -Senegal gained its independence in 1960, following about 75 years of French rule. It is a democratic republic governed under multiparty rule based on the French civil law system, making the country a location of choice for many foreign embassies and international banks as the headquarters for the West African region.
The estimated 2011 GDP breakdown by sector is: agriculture 15.4%; industry 22.6% (minerals industry approximately 20%) and services 61.9%. The minerals industry is responsible for approximately 20% of Senegal’s export earnings. Foreign exchange is also derived from tourism. Agriculture supports over three quarters of the labor force.
The government is generally pro-mining and passed a new Mining Code in November 2003. Under the Mining Code, appropriate governmental authorization is required to undertake any form of mining activity. In this regard, the right to explore minerals is conferred only by a permit of exploitation or a mining concession.
Mingo Gold is poised in helping the surrounding communities, build better housing, develop clothing programs, food programs, better health services, better school developments, the provision of better water supply and transportation services. We have outlined various plans that will help us implement these needed services.
Mingo Gold provides Humanitarian services through the Harper Mingo Humanitarian Foundation.