The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources responsible for Mines, Mr George Mireku Duker, has commended the Ghana Chamber of Mines for solely funding the construction of the Mining and Mineral Technology (MMT) Faculty block at the George Paa Grant University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) in Tarkwa.
At the inauguration of the facility last Friday, he lauded the Ghana Chamber of Mines’ contribution to the government’s efforts to develop the mining sector.
He praised the chamber’s dedication to fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility and expressed confidence that the chamber will stay on track.
The Deputy Minister also outlined the government’s plans to position the institution as the premier institution in the sub-region for acquiring knowledge and expertise in mining and petroleum.
The government, through the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) and other institutions, has also completed the new UMAT Administration block, lecture halls and administrative structures on the UMAT Campus, to support the university’s vision of being the centre of excellence for training world-class professionals for mining, petroleum and allied institutions.
This effort by the Chamber, combined with the support of other stakeholders, will go a long way toward improving the government’s policy of equal educational access.
Irene Wirekoaa Osei, ISD