Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor has sworn in a nine (9) member governing Board to steer the affairs of the of the Minerals Commission.

Babara Oteng Gyasi, Chairperson of Minerals Commission Board


The governing board inaugurated today, September 8, 2021 at the Ministry’s Conference room is chaired by Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi (former Minister of Tourism and MP, Prestea Huni-Valley) and other members of the board are Mr. Martin Kwaku Ayisi (Ag. CEO of Minerals Commission), Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana (Savanah Region, NPP Party Chairman), Hon. Dakoa Newman (MP, Okaikwei South), Togbui Awusu III (Lecturer, KNUST), Hon. Charles Acheampong (MP, Lower West Akim), Mr. James Koligu Ataki, Mr. Emmanuel Vincent (Esq) and Mrs. Judy Nakuor Crayem.

In a speech, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor stated that the execution of the board’s assignments will require hard work, integrity, candor and sheer tenacity on the part of the Chair and Members.

He also admonished the board to assist the government in its firm efforts to counter illegal small scale mining (galamsey) across the country.

Additionally, He called on the Board to fashion out policies and strategies which will result in retaining the full value chain of mineral resources of the country.

In his final remarks, he expressed confidence in the varied expertise among the members the board chair for effective management.

Hon. George Mireku Duker, Dep. Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

Present at the swearing in ceremony were the two deputy ministers, Hon. George Mireku Duker and Hon. Benito Owusu Bio, the Chief Director of the Ministry, the Advisor on mines to the Minister and other distinguished personalities graced the occasion.


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