Africa’s mining industry comes under review at Ghana Gold Expo 2022

The Governing Council of Ghana Gold Expo, organizers of the Ghana Gold Mining Week 2022 has issued a press statement indicating preparation towards the upcoming 2022 Mining Week on the 1 -2 April. Atlantic Hotel Takoradi Ghana.

According to the statement made available today, The Governing Council led by Honorable Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah- Western Regional Minister Hon. Abu Jinapor- The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the Executive Director of Ghana Gold Expo Mr. Steven Blessing Ackah have said that the Expo is on the state of the Mining Industry in Africa and how Ghana can increase its Gold optimization by the Central Bank of Ghana, providing enabling policies, incentives for mining explorations as it will be presented during the forum.

The theme for the Mining Week is, THE POTENTIAL OF MINING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, with the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,
as the Keynote Speaker.

Activities lined up for the week include:

Mining Policy Forum, Mining Tour and Aircraft Surveillance, Conservation Mine and Reclamation Awards, and Mining Exhibitions and BrandVoice.

During the Mining Policy Forum segment, key experts will discuss, deliberate and showcase
the cases of success on Mine tailings and Environmental Impact, Mining investment and Exploration strategies, Reclamation and Conservation road map and Sustainable Development Programme in the mining communities.

The Mining Week is convened by Viewtag-Ghana as a policy advocacy body that focuses mainly on Promoting Zero Mercury and Cyanide (Responsible Gold Production) in mining. It stakeholders in the mining industry.

It is expected that the Ghana Gold Expo Mining Week will attract government ministries and agencies, mining companies both small and large, mining support service, Embassies and Diplomatic Missions in Ghana; global financial institutions; representatives from the LBMA, World Gold Council, Forbes, and other notable brands.

The statement said the event will have the Western Regional Minister as the host, the Minister for Lands
and Natural Resources as Guest Speaker, and many other speakers and diplomatic envoys.

The mining week, according to the statement, will cover the Diplomatic Mining Field trip with foreign envoys and participants visiting some mining sites in the Western region through the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

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