Earlier today, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Mines Hon. George Mireku Duker, hosted a delegation of officials from the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

The six-member delegation were in Ghana to glean lessons from the country’s mining sector with special focus on the small-scale mining industry.

He indicated the gains made by Ghana through several reforms and challenges still facing the sector.

Mr. Salimatu Lamin-Gilayeneh, the coordinator for Energy and Environment program of Liberia said that despite having rich mineral resources, his country is unable to tap and exploit it to the fullest.

He surmised that the visit to Ghana is a great opportunity for his country to draw nuggets from Ghana’s rich experience and replicate in their country.

In his concluding remarks, the Deputy Minister, Hon George Mireku Duker stated the commitment of the Ministry supporting the Liberia delegation in achieving the purpose of their visit and beyond.

He further directed the delegation to engage the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa to tap some mining institutional knowledge and build some exchange programs with the institution.

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