Ghana and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the relationship relating to the mining operations of the two countries.
This was revealed when the Chargé d’Affaires of the Australian High Commission in Ghana, Leann Johnston, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Accra.
The two countries, according to the Minister of Lands, have a long-standing relationship and will continue to improve them, especially in the field of mining.
“We have very close collaboration with many Australian presences in the mining industry here in Ghana. Perseus Mining, Azumah, Geodrill Mining services, all are giant Australian interest mining companies.
“I believe that you and I can continue to work together to further collaborate and ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for our respective countries,” he said.
The Minister reiterated the vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in making Ghana the mining hub of Africa, where all the different links of mining from exploration, mining , the refinery, the downstream industry and the financial sector of the mining industry. should be planted in Ghana.
Mr Jinapor said his responsibility and that of the ministry is to create an enabling environment for the investment and capital needed to help build Ghana’s mining hub.
Addressing the Government’s Green Ghana programme, the Minister said that under the leadership of the President, Ghana has set aside one day a year to plant trees across the country, as part of the country’s aggressive reforestation campaign and with the aim of to help the world fight climate change.
For her part, Leann Johnston said that Australia and Ghana have a very long and deep history in the mining sector and that her country is very proud of this commitment.
Ms. Johnston also expressed the willingness of the Australian High Commission in Ghana to strengthen ties with the Ministry of Lands on behalf of both countries, noting that “we are very keen to continue to help Ghana develop and achieve status. mining center of Ghana”.
She also expressed her country’s interest in helping Ghana protect its environment and ensure a sustainable future.
“I asked some of our mining partners what they are doing to help regulate the mining industry in Ghana,” she said.