On Monday, 5th July 2021, We launched two community mining sites, Ahanta West and Jomoro respectively under the community mining scheme, a policy to ending illegal mining.
Myself, the Hon. Deputy Minister, George Mireku Duker, MP for Ahanta West who also doubles as the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, our respected Chiefs and Heads of agencies responsible for mining were very optimistic that jobs that will be created will be exclusively for the locals.
Significantly, government is committed under the purview of minerals commission to regulating the small-scale mining industry.
Many more of such structured and regulated sites will be readily available for indigenes in other mining communities to revitalise the local economy. This is demonstration of pure political will and collaboration with the people for collective development.
Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, Western Regional Minister and MP, Takoradi Constituency.