Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Mines, George Mireku Duker, was sworn in to members of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) in a brief ceremony on Monday, November 8, 2021 in the ministry conference room.
The deputy minister, who inaugurated the board on behalf of minister Samuel A. Jinapor, urged members to improve their game in database generation, adding that the ministry and a number of others agencies will depend on this data to perform their jobs. .
In his inaugural statement, he clearly spelled out the key areas in which the Council should generate sufficient databases on which the Department can draw.
âThe delineation of areas for small-scale mining is very important for the future, especially in the concept of community mining that we have now. We believe that it will behoove you to point out to us the areas that are viable for our young people who are unemployed to get a viable job to do.
The Deputy Minister renewed his confidence in the Board, adding that “we believe we have the expertise to manage the affairs of the Ghana Geological Survey Authority, and we believe that with this team it will grow more and more” .
He further revealed that the board has already done an incredible job of making Ghana proud, and so he has no doubt that the GGSA board will soon become a repository of all the facts and figures that will be necessary for the exploration of the nature of the country. Resources.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Philip Yaw Oduro Amoako, expressed his gratitude to the President of the Republic, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to the Ministry and to the Minister for the appointment, declaring “the only the best thing to do in a group is to return kindness by fulfilling our duties.
He said that as members of the Board of Directors they recognize the functions of GGSA and will act in accordance with the requirements of those functions.
He assured that they will be diligent and factual, and that with effective collaboration, they will work with the relevant agencies of the public and private sectors for the execution of the entrusted mandate.
Other Board members include Dr. Daniel Boamah, Director General of GGSA, Professor Patrick Kwamla Agbesinyale, Chief Director, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Lawrence Apaalse of the Ministry of Energy, Mr. Richard Kofi Adjei, Chief Inspector of Mines, Minerals Commission, Ms. Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah, Attorney General’s Department, Mr. Bob A. Alfa, Water Resources Commission, Dr Jacob Mawuko Kutu, Ghana Institute of Geoscientist, Mad. Marian Asantewaa Nkansah, presidential candidate and representative of the National Council for Higher Education.