Posted: Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 22:06 pm

Ghana still has huge investment opportunities in mining sector – Toni Aubynn


The Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission, Dr. Toni Aubynn has said the country’s mineral sector still holds potential for investors who want to venture into mining.

He said the sector is abound with lesser known minerals which have not been fully explored and exploited. He mentioned kaolin, solar salt, clay, marble, mica, limestone, iron ore, and zinc among others.

Dr. Aubynn further hinted that, recent air borne geophysical findings in Ghana have indicated the occurrence of some additional minerals, including copper, barite, phosphate, uranium, lead, chromites and columbite.

He said this when the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak visited the Minerals Commission on an investment mission to Ghana.

The Minerals Commission boss assured his guest that Ghana is a safe haven for investment and that, the mining sector has clear guidelines and laws that regulates the industry to ensure sustainable exploitation of the country’s minerals in line with international best practices.

Mr. Barak said he is interested in investing in Ghana’s minerals sector due to the opportunities and potentials available, as well as the country’s democratic credentials.

He thanked the Minerals Commission for giving him an insight into the minerals sector and was hopeful that at the end his tour, a business decision would be made for him to invest in Ghana.

The Israeli former Premier is visiting the country for the first time and is already excited about the country’s investment prospects.

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