A Deputy Minister of Lands and Pure Sources, George Mireku Duker, has charged regional managers and district officers of the Minerals Fee to successfully perform their duties in assist of presidency’s agenda to make Ghana a mining hub in Africa.
In line with him, the federal government’s interventions to rework the mining sector may solely be realised with the tacit assist of the managers and officers who supervise mining actions of their respective jurisdictions.
He was talking throughout a gathering with the Regional Managers and District Officers of the Minerals Fee in Kumasi final Friday.
The Deputy Minister defined that, it was crucial personnel of the fee have been reminded of the essential and patriotic function they play in authorities’s agenda for the mining trade.
“This engagement is an epoch-making transfer geared toward stirring up your dedication and reiterates the significance of the work you do.
The federal government is appreciative of the work you do and we urge you to stay devoted and proceed the great work to propel the expansion of the mining sector,” he added.
On the a part of authorities, Mr Duker mentioned the federal government was actively combating towards unlawful mining, rolled out the Group Mining Scheme (CMS) in addition to plans so as to add worth to minerals explored to spice up the mining sector.
He mentioned the deployment of 5 pace boats on main river our bodies and the introduction of the life guards have been focused at ridding the sector of harmful practices, particularly in water our bodies.
At present, he famous that, the Gold Shopping for Coverage by the Financial institution of Ghana which takes off September 1 this 12 months, institution of Salt Improvement Company, assessment of the Mining Act 703 of 206 and audit of the accounts and actions of enormous scale mining corporations have been making main impacts within the sector.
Mr Duker mentioned it was authorities’s technique to maneuver the nation from being a producers of gold to a mining hub, ensuing within the partnership between Ghana and India to arrange a refinery with a capability of refining 400kg day by day.
To allow the federal government maximise income from the mining sector, he famous that the Mineral Revenue Funding Fund (MIIF) was created to obtain mineral royalties and different associated earnings due the nation from mining operations for environment friendly administration and funding.
He mentioned the Ministry would urgently look into the issues impeding the work of the officers and managers to expedite resolutions the place needed.
Martin Ayisi, Chief Government Officer of the Minerals Fee, reminded the officers of their core mandate as implementers of presidency insurance policies and urged them to stay dedicated.
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