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The Geological Survey Department of Ghana has inaugurated a GHC 1.2 million multipurpose drilling rig to help locate ore 2,600 metres beneath the earth.

The drilling rig would, thus, help the country to derive maximum benefits from its natural resources.

The machine, which is also used for drilling bore-holes, can be used for foundation investigation to check for water levels and where bedrocks are located in the earth.

At the inauguration in Accra yesterday, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, said the machine would help the country to manage its own natural resources.

He indicated that foreigners would no longer come into the country with their machinery to fetch for natural resources.

Alhaji Fuseini urged the Geological Survey Department to use the machine for its intended purpose and promised to work hand-in-hand with the department to help maintain it.

The Director of Geological Survey Department, Mr John Agyei Duodu, promised to put the machine to its rightful use for the benefit of the country.

He appealed to the minister for funds to be able to maintain the machine to ensure that it lasts.
Source: Daily Graphic

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