The Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuem, who doubles as the deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources George Mireku Duker, on behalf of the Sector Minister, has launched the Afransie Community Mining Scheme in the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region of Ghana.
In his delivery, he urged the Directors of the scheme to prioritize safety practices as they mine accordingly as enshrined by the Minerals and Mining Act 2006, Act 703 and also cautioned that mining should strictly occur within the dedicated and approved concession and no further, otherwise, the license will be revoked.
He further tasked the Directors to contribute to the development of the Municipality through contributions towards reshaping roads, schools etc.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah in his remarks, urged the youth to capitalize on the scheme to create employment for themselves and indulged managers of the Scheme to mine responsibility and sustainably.
Addressing the durbar of Chiefs, opinion leaders, District and Regional officers of the Minerals Commission and the good people of Afransie, the Municipal Chief Executive, Fredrick Korankye, expressed his profound gratitude to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for such an insightful initiative and requested that, more of the schemes be implemented in his Municipality.
The Chiefs and Elders of Afransie indicated their support towards the success of the scheme, as they expressed their gratitude for the implementation of the policy in their traditional area.