Ghana, China to collaborate in mining sector

Business News of Saturday, 24 January 2015

Source: GNA

Chinese Amb Sun Baohong

The Chinese Ambassador, Ms Sun Baohong on Friday interacted with officials of the Minerals Commission to exchange views on China-Ghana relations in the mining sector.

Briefing the media after the closed-door session Ms Sun said the meeting was fruitful and she looked forward to expanding the cooperation between the two countries in the area of mining.

She said there is the need for concerted efforts in educating Chinese investors on the rules in investing in the mining sector.

Ms Sun expressed concern about a small group of Chinese operating in the sector illegally and called for collaboration with the Ghanaian authorities to nip such practices in the bud.

Dr Toni Aubynn, Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, said the visit of the Ambassador reinforces the very strong bond of friendship between the two countries.

He said it was heartwarming that the Chinese Ambassador was concerned about a small group of their citizens involved in illegal mining and welcomed the call for the two countries to cooperate to ensure that mining is done properly to ensure a win-win situation.

He said the cooperation would be to ensure that illegality is stemmed at all sites.

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