Stakeholders in the mining industry, including the Association of Small-Scale Miners, as well as traditional authorities, have pledged their full support to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure responsible and successful mining regime, following the successful takeoff of government's novel Community Mining programme.
The stakeholders, made the pledge when officials of Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, led by the Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor and his two Deputies –George Mireku Duker and Benito Owusu Bio, embarked on a two-day working visit to the Central Region from Monday, September 6, to Tuesday 7, 2021.
The working visit, took the team to Dunkwa-On-Offin, where they engaged several stakeholders in furtherance of protecting the lands, promoting responsible mining, rooting out illegal mining and promoting alternative livelihood sources.
Among others, they engaged the Denkyira Traditional Council, executives as well as, members of Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners to solicit their support.
The team also visited the Offin River, where they assess the turbidity of the river, following the deployment of security agencies to stop the activities of illegal miners who were polluting the water bodies.
To end the visit, the team engaged Richie Plantations, a firm under the Ministry undertaking the palm Plantation project as an alternative livelihood project by government.
In all, the stakeholders pledged their support for a successful mining regime.
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