Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has called for proper integration of the mining sector into the mainstream economy of the country to promote inclusive and sustainable growth within mining communities.
Dr. Bawumia also underscored the need for inclusivity and stated that “we need to ensure the inclusive and sustainable development of mining communities so as to create the needed jobs and wealth.”
The Vice President stated this when he opened the 2021 Ghana Mining Week in Takoradi on July 1, 2021.
Dr. Bawumia mentioned that government is determined to enforce the laws on responsible and sustainable mining at all levels.
On his part, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Jinapor tasked stakeholders in the industry to work together in an open, frank and transparent manner to achieve the desired development in the mining industry.
Adding that, ” We can not achieve our objectives if mining companies under-declare production, export and revenue.”
He mentioned that developing the mining value chain requires that mining companies comply with the procurement and local content rules, and emphasized that government will also ensure that the necessary measures are put in place to push the growth and development of the mining industry.
The Minister was of the view that the discussions being held at the mining week will help promote and build consensus in respect of government policies in the gold mining sector.
The two-day event has attracted over 250 participants mainly regulators, large and small scale miners, mine support service companies, and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Source: Ghana News