On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. George Mireku Duker, inaugurated a 7-Member Board of the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) to ensure that the business of Gold purchase in Ghana flourishes during their tenure in office.
Administering the inaugural address on behalf of the Sector Minister, I urged the PMMC Board to work towards moving the company from its current state to a more appreciable level.
He urged the board to conduct themselves as such and move PMMC from where it is now to a different pedestal.
He acknowledged the challenges PMMC is facing as an institution, most especially, on the tax threshold fixed by the Ministry of Finance but indicated that, he is confident, regardless of the challenges, the board will work collaboratively with management to deliver on the mandate assigned them.
He further disclosed that negotiations are underway with the Ministry of finance to find ways of leveraging the proposed tax to push the business of PMMC forward.
He further articulated my confidence in the board that, they will work assiduously to ensure among others, the menace of smuggling gold is curbed.
On his part, the Chairman of the Board, Hon. Kiston Akomeng Kissi, expressed his appreciation to the Deputy Minister on behalf of the board and promised to serve the administration and deliver results.
He also assured the Minister that in spite of the many challenges of the PMMC, they will collaborate closely with the Bank of Ghana to realise the dream of making Ghana the pillar around which the business of Gold revolves.
The seven-member Board also include, Nana Akwasi Awuah, Lawyer Komla Onny , Hon. Alhassan Abdallah Iddi, Mr. Benjamin Nii Ayi Aryee, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante and Alhaji Amadu Kaleem.