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Ghana remains best place for mining investment in Africa – Dr. Aubynn

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr. Toni Aubynn has said that Ghana still remains the best place for mining investment in Africa, especially in the West African sub-region. He said this when he spoke to the media at the side-line of the on-going Prospectors and Developers Conference (PDAC) in Toronto, Canada.

CEO Chamber of Mines -Dr. Toni Aubynn
CEO Chamber of Mines -Dr. Toni Aubynn

“Our strength lies in our superb geology which host a number of minerals, four key of which have been mined for over 100 years. We are also proud of our vibrant political environment which is democratic and peaceful, coupled with good human capital,” said the Mincom boss.

He further said that investors are specially invited to look at other the less explored and exploited minerals including solar salt, Graphite, limestone, Clay etc. Gold, Bauxite, Manganese and Diamonds, continue to be the key minerals Ghana has mined commercial for over a century, gold being there flagship minerals.

He hinted however, that the occurrence of over 20 other minerals, including Lead, Zinc, Copper, and PGM minerals, hitherto unknown in Ghana holds prospect for investors who want to catch the early bird.

Reacting to a question on power and energy, Dr. Aubynn, admitted that Ghana, like many countries in Africa, face serious energy challenges, as power supply has not kept pace with the steady growth the economy has experienced over the last couple of decades.

“We are coming out of the trough of energy crises but I am encouraged by the plans and efforts that the government of Ghana has put in place to permanently address the challenge,” Dr. Aubynn assured. “But at the same time, I see the challenge as a solid opportunity for investors to get in there and solve a business and societal problems for mutual benefits,” he suggested.

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