In order to maximize profits in this sector, priority would have to be given to local content and added value to the products to transform the economy and facilitate development.
« The government’s mining policy is part of the Africa Mining Vision, which advocates local content, encourages links in development, and needs the support of everyone involved, » he said.
Mr. . Asomah-Cheremeh made the statement at the 6. Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA) held in Accra last Friday.
The award ceremony was organized by the Mine Chamber of Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, the Minerals Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). . It was held to reward excellence in the mining sector.
AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine was named Mining Company of the Year in 2019 for excellence in environmental management, corporate social investment, workplace health and safety, mining innovation and tax contributions.
The General Manager of Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine, Mr.. . Stephen Osei-Bempah received the Mining Personality of the Year 2019, while Abosso Goldfields Ltd’s Metallurgical Manager, Mrs.. . Catherine Kuupol Kuutor beat nine others and received the Female Mining Professional of Year award in 2019.
A journalist for the Daily Graphic, Mr.. . Timothy Ngnenbe was named Best Mining Reporter of the Year (Print), while the broadcast category went to GTV’s Sani Abdul-Rahman.
The Ahafo and Akyem mines in Newmont Ghana were won in the category “Best performer in environmental management”. Second excellent.
Abosso Goldfields Limited’s Damang Mine won the Corporate Social Investment and Innovation Awards, while Golden Star Wassa Ltd won the Best Workplace Health and Safety Achievement Award and Community Safety Brigade of the Year.
EPA Chairman of the Board and Former Chief Executive Officer of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi, Mr.. . Kwesi Enyan received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the growth of mining in Ghana.
The technical advisor to the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, sir. Benjamin Aryee has received honorary awards for various contributions to the mining sector.
The President of the Mine Chamber of Ghana, Mr.. Eric Asubonteng commended the mining companies for complying with mining laws and implementing safety measures, especially after the outbreak of COVID-19.
He urged the sector’s stakeholders to deepen collaboration and partnerships « to create shared values for investors, communities and the state. «
Mr. . Asubonteng assured the government that the mining companies would continue to apply new ideas and best practices to fuel the country’s economic growth.
Ghana, Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Kweku Asomah-Cheremeh, Industry, Government
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