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South Africa to study Ghana’s small scale mining sector

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Mr Jinapor holding discussion with the High Commissioner

The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E. Grace Mason, has expressed her country’s readiness and interest to understudy Ghana’s small-scale mining sector, particularly on the regularisation of their small-scale mining operations.

She described Ghana’s small-scale mining architecture as one of the best on the continent, and announced an official visit by a delegation from South Africa’s mining industry from 4th-9th December, this year.

Receiving the delegation, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, stated that Ghana was a favourable investment destination where South Africa was a major partner.

He said the cordial relations that existed between President Akufo-Addo and his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, must be maintained and should also propel the two countries to boost trade and investment.

Mr. Jinapor indicated that: “South Africa is a major partner for our country and they have a lot of investments here, it is in our interest as well that South African companies are treated well,” he concluded.

The meeting was also attended by the  South African Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Thando Dalmba, the CEO of Minerals Commission, Mr. Martin Ayisi, and the Technical Director, Mines, at the Ministry, Mr. Peter Awuah.

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