The Sudanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mohamed Abdehahman Yasin Mohamed, on Thursday, 12 August 2021, called on the Deputy Minister in charge of Mines, George Mireku Duker, to discuss bilateral relations between Ghana and Sudan, particularly in the area of mineral resources.
The envoy’s visit to the Ministry comes ahead of his country’s Minister of Mineral Resources’ planned visit to Ghana.
Interacting with the Ghanaian Deputy Minister and his team, the envoy said the visit forms part of a holistic plan to study Ghana’s mining industry and other safety measures regarding artisanal small-scale mining.
Mr Duker, who received the envoy on behalf of the sector minister, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor, said Ghana has a lot of positives to show in the area of artisanal small-scale mining despite the challenges in the sector.
He expressed joy that Sudan chose Ghana as a place of study with regard to artisanal mining.
He added that the relationship between Ghana and Sudan has existed for ages and expressed hope that it will be strengthened further.
Mr Duker disclosed that Ghana has signed on to the Minamata Convention and is currently undertaking several initiatives, including green mining and will do everything in her power to engage in responsible and sustainable mining at all levels.