The National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Program NAELP Coordinator, Dr Mrs. Carol Serwaa Donkor on an invitation of Paydirt Media has on Thursday, 1st September, 2022 joined fifteen (15) other African Ministers responsible for Mines including her sector Minister, Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor Esq. of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and Captains of the mining industry, at the African Down Under (ADU) Conference, the largest African-focused mining conference outside Africa, held in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and, arguably, “the mining capital of the world.”
Instituted in 2003, the ADU focuses on Australian-African business and government relations in the mining industry, and brings together over five hundred delegates from governments, the private sector and civil society organizations.
Gotten the privilege of addressing the investor community on investment potentials in the mining industry in Ghana, Dr. Serwaa emphasised the Government of President Akufo-Addo’s policy to ensure the mining industry benefits the people of Ghana, through beneficiation and value addition, diversification of ghana’s mineral resource base, local content and local participation.
She underscored the commitment of Government to improve the ease of doing business in the mining industry, through the Mineral Cadastral Administration System (MCAS), online application for mineral rights, improved access to information and transparency in administration.
Later in the day, Sompa Hemaa joined a panel discussion on the “just energy transition” and the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) framework. She reiterated Ghana’s commitment to exploit and add value to their green minerals for a “just energy transition,” but to do so without compromising environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Finally, at an event with investors organised to put the spotlight on Ghana, the NAELP Coordinator made a passionate call to the investor community to consider investing in their mining industry, and partner Government for the effective exploration and exploitation of their mineral resources.
She intimated, strongly, that; “Ghana, with her open society, vibrant economy, resilient democratic institutions, and where respect for individual liberties, the rule of law and the principles of democratic accountability are ingrained into her body politic, is ready for business”.
Published by Rexkin Ohene Boateng