The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel A. Jinapor has assured Graphic Communications Group Ltd (GCGL) that his Ministry will carefully study reports and recommendations submitted on the just ended two-day Natural Resources Stakeholders Dialogue and strictly implement them.
The Minister gave this assurance when he received a communiqué on the Natural Resources Stakeholders Dialogue put together by the Graphic Communications Group Ltd on Tuesday, 16th May, 2023 in Accra.
Mr Jinapor, in his remarks, applauded the team from GCGL for bringing up such a timely programme which has been unanimously approved by the masses as a major success.
“We at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources are extremely grateful for the leadership you have shown and your outfit in general for putting together such an all important stakeholders’ dialogue to build consensus around national issues”
Recounting, the Minister pointed out that although discussions at the Dialogue were productive and comprehensive, it should not end there but rather zero in on specific issues, exemplifying the issue of having surface mining, as opposed to underground mining and the question of restricting small scale mining to prevent environmental degradation, as a topic that can be critically examined.
He noted that due to the very consequential nature of the issues to be discussed, a lot more of such dialogues can be organised to think through some of these specific issues, without having to make it a nationwide campaign.
Samuel A. Jinapor hoped that the strong ties and collaboration established between the Ministry and Graphic Communication Group Limited will continue as they work together for the good of the people of Ghana and the country at large.
The Managing Director for Graphic Communication Group Limited, Mr. Ato Afful, on behalf of his outfit, which submitted the communiqué, said the forum which sought to have broad consensus in getting critical stakeholders to agree on a pathway to manage Ghana’s natural resources was a success.
He continued that the documents will help build a timetable to follow through the implementation of some key decisions from the dialogue.
Mr. Afful assured the Minister that he has made available copies of the reports to all the Ministry’s agencies to make meaningful and sustainable results, as guided by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah