Ghana has pledged to partner with the United States of America to explore the recently discovered lithium, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources responsible for Mines, Mr Mireku Duker, has said.
The Deputy Minister said this when the US Deputy Secretary of Energy, Mr David Turk, called on him in Accra on Thursday. Mr Turk was accompanied by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer and other senior officials from the US Energy Department.
They discussed issues related to nuclear energy, minerals and clean energy in Ghana and how the two countries could contribute to protecting the environment through the adoption and promotion of clean energy methods as well sustainable use of mineral resources.
Mr Duker commended the United States for its determination to lead the fight against climate change, adding that Ghana would complement that by adopting measures that reduce emissions and safeguard the climate.
Mr Turk on his part, said both countries should enact legislations to control the energy sector such that methods and practices that are harmful to the climate and the environment are discouraged.
He encouraged Ghana to take an active part in discussing issues about the climate, adding that the US had taken the lead with the passing of the biggest and most paramount clean energy legislation in history, which will see the country invest $500 billion into clean energy projects.
Mr Turk said the United States would not pay lip service to issues of clean energy but provide adequate support to countries like Ghana, which decided to welcome the challenge to save the environment.
Dzifa Hukporti, ISD