Lands Minister to lead delegation to Australia for mining opportunities

| Updated Sep 01, 2017 at 4:56am


John Peter Amewu


The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, will lead a seven-member Government delegation to Australia to explore business opportunities in the mining sector.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry, on Thursday, said the delegation will take part in the 2017 "Africa Down Under" Conference, to be held in Perth from September 6 to 8.

The statement said the Lands Minister will take the opportunity to address more than 1,200 delegates who will be attending the conference and outline Government’s initiatives with regard to mining and exploration policies in Ghana.

"This annual conference attracts a great deal of interests from organisations planning to invest in projects or are already having projects doing business in Africa," it said.

It said the event is the largest global African Investment Conference to be held and only second to the Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Minister, at the sidelines of the conference, will also meet representatives of the Australian mining firms and, among others, address some key concerns of international investors in the mining industry including the removal of Value Added Tax on exploration companies.

The delegation from Ghana will include some staff of the Minerals Commission, the Precious Minerals and Marketing Company and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

It said while in Australia, Mr. Amewu will attend the New Patriotic Party Western Australia Chapter Victory and Congratulatory Dinner Dance as a Special Guest of Honour.