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Trade ministry must show more interest in local content in mining industry, says Koney

The president of the Ghana Chamber of Mines Dr Sulemanu Koney believes this could go a long way in deepening local content, especially in the mining sector

The Ghana Chamber of Mines is advocating for alignment of policy between the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Trade Industry.

The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines Dr Sulemanu Koney believes this could go a long way in deepening local content, especially in the mining sector.

Speaking at the local content workshop and exhibition in Accra on Friday (16 December), Koney said the Trade and Industry Ministry must show more interest in local content deliberations of the mining industry.

“For us to realise this, we need effective partnerships and collaborations at all levels of decision making. In this regard I am pleased with the level of collaboration we continue to receive from the Minerals Commission and AGI. 

“What is missing and requires some look into, is policy alignment between our sector ministry, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Ministry of Trade and Industry,” he added.

Dr Sulemanu Koney
Dr Sulemanu Koney

“It is a known fact that local content in the mining industry, technically speaking refers to mining inputs which fall under generic industry and not mining per se. It is therefore important that we succeed in getting the Ministry of Trade and Industry to show more interest in local content deliberations of the mining industry,” Koney said.

Fred Dzakpata

 

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