Wednesday, 8th February, 2023, Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor, the minister for lands and natural resources had “a Ghana Day event”, under the theme “Leveraging a Century of Mining to Enhance Value Addition for the Development of Ghana” at the ongoing Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa.
The purpose of this event was to make a pitch for increased investment in the Ghanaian mining industry.
The Minister outlined some investment opportunities in Ghana in the mining sector, touching on the stable democracy, respect for rule of law, on his official Facebook page sited by the news portal, read
“I highlighted some investment opportunities across the entire value chain, from upstream exploration, to mining, refining and downstream production”
“I urged investors to consider Ghana for mining investment, particularly, having regard to our stable democracy, vibrant economy and respect for the rule of law and individual rights and liberties”.
The lawmaker who doubles as the minister for lands and natural resources in a bit to convince investors spoke to investors from various parts of the world on opportunities for investment in Ghana.
“I particularly emphasized the commitment of the Government of President Akufo-Addo to retain the full value chain of the mining industry in Ghana through beneficiation and value addition”.
“I called on the investor community to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), with its Secretariat hosted in Accra, and use Ghana as the launch pad to reach the rest of the continent”.
He also had a discussion with the Australian investors and other investors with interest in Australia on the Ghanaian mining industry and opportunities for investment.
Recounting the common history and values shared by Australia and Ghana, the minister said good and accountable governance, democratic institutions, rule of law, and respect for the sanctity of contracts can be enjoyed in Ghana.
He further assured them of Government’s commitment to work with them for the effective and efficient exploitation, management and utilisation of our mineral resources for our collective benefit.
Engagements with officials of Azumah Resources on their operations in Ghana, as well as Rand Refinery, the only London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), Good Delivery accredited refiner in Africa, on our plans to secure LBMA Certification to refine our gold in Ghana was discussed. He said
In making “Ghana the mining hub of Africa requires a continuous engagement with investors to invest across the value chain of the mining industry, from exploitation to downstream production. Under the distinguished leadership of President Akufo-Addo”,
“We will continue to engage, and create the enabling environment for increased investment in the mining industry of our country”. The Minister added
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