Africans must actively participate in the trading of resources – Duker
Trading of resources: George Mireku Duker, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in charge of mining, has emphasized the importance of Africans actively participating in the trading of natural resources extracted from the continent.
He called on African governments to support their citizens in developing the necessary skills and expertise to benefit from the resources available, ultimately contributing to the development of their respective countries.
During a panel discussion at the Egypt Mining Forum in Cairo, with the theme
“Balancing Resources & Responsibility: Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable and Responsible Mining,”
The Minister highlighted the need for stable legal and regulatory frameworks that don’t discourage investors from engaging in the sector.
He urged resource-rich African countries to move beyond merely exporting raw minerals and instead focus on adding value to the resources they mine.
Additionally, he advocated for leveraging continental frameworks like the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to facilitate trade among African mineral resources producing countries, allowing them to have a unified voice in pricing and trading minerals on the global market.
Addressing investors at the conference, he presented Ghana as a democratic stronghold and a desirable investment destination for mining activities on the continent.
Leading a Ghanaian delegation to the forum, George Mireku Duker aimed to promote cooperation between African countries and mining companies in order to achieve a sustainable future that benefits the citizens of the continent.