The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor has urged the investment community to support the development of Ghana’s integrated aluminum sector by investing in the country’s strong economy.
He made this call when he delivered a government statement on investment opportunities in Ghana’s Integrated Aluminum industry on Wednesday in Miami, USA.
He stated that the government’s commitment remains to make Ghana the mining hub of Africa, and use mining as the impetus for sustainable development.
He reiterated government’s commitment to engaging relevant stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Ghana.
The Minister highlighted the achievements of Ghana Bauxite Company; Ghana’s oldest and only bauxite mine, as well as the Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADEC), and chances for investment in these companies.
He noted that the Ghana Bauxite Company, in particular, has the ability to produce approximately 5 million metric tonnes of bauxite per year adding that, “the entity is positioned to be anchor of our integrated aluminum industry, through strategic partnership and investment.”
He asserted that Government has since 2017 been pursuing this path for all our mineral resources including gold, bauxite, iron ore, lithium and other green minerals.
It would be recalled that at a recently held workshop in Akosombo by GIADEC on the downstream Aluminum industry, Mr Jinapor emphasized the need to add value to Ghana’s mineral resources to ensure optimal benefit from these resources.
Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD
Leave a Reply