The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, led by its Deputy Minister, George Mireku Duker and some officials of government, have impressively marketed Ghana’s mining industry and investment opportunities available to woo investors for the sector during the just-ended World Expo 2020 Dubai.
The delegation, showcased all the various mining investment opportunities to investors from across the world who visited Ghana’s Pavilion, as part of the country’s participation in the World Expo 2020 at the United Arab Emirate (UAE).
From the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC), Minerals Commission and Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC), they all took turn to market promising potentials in Ghana’s mining industry.
In fact, technical information presented, projected Ghana as the best mining investment climate in Africa.
Mr Mireku Duker, on behalf of the sector Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor led B2B meetings on Saturday, November 21, 2021, with prospective investors from Indian Chilean on their quest to invest in Ghana’s mining industry.
He assured the investors of a very credible “traceability system of Precious Minerals” source from Ghana, as he dispelled the fear of fraud.
At the climax of the Expo, the Deputy Lands Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, together with the Chief Executive Officer for Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), MrYofi Grant, represented Ghana at the FIN Africa/UAE Trade and Investment Forum, highly participated by some Ministers of States, CEOs, Business moguls among others from across the world.
At the forum, Mr Mireku Duker, outlined the opportunities in the Sector ranging from Gold Trading, Exploitation of Development Minerals, Base Metals, Developing the value chain of the exploitation of iron and bauxite deposits (Mining through refinery solution, Smelting, Finished Products), Mine Support Services.
He used the opportunity to reiterate the favourable fiscal and legislative framework governing mining in Ghana while stressing on government’s commitment towards value addition of Minerals mined in Ghana.
The interactive engagement throughout the period coupled with expression of interest shown by prospective investors to invest in Ghana as well as contacts made during the event is expected to give another trajectory growth in the Ghana’s Mining Industry from the year 2022.
It is expected that the gains made from the Expo will have a long way to contribute to the country’s economic development.
The Deputy Lands Minister was accompanied on the trip by the Board Chairperson of Minerals Commission, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Technical Director of Mines – Mr Peter Awuah, Deputy CEO of Minerals Commission, Madam Shirley Kyei among other officials.