President John Dramani Mahama, says Ghana is seeking international cooperation in the mining sector to move her from a primary processor of mineral resources to a secondary one.
He was opening an interactive session on Mining and Metals with other Heads of State and industry on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
He said Ghana still lives her accolade as the "Gold Coast" but the sector faces few challenges like illegal mining which resulted in the deportation of about four thousand seven hundred illegal miners.
President Mahama, noted that aside from a number of legislation passed to eject some sanity into the sector, there is the need for technical expertise to manage the system.
He however said the need to engage organisations with expertise has become necessary because the public will demand accountability.
President John Mahama. Other Heads of Sates present were Ellen Johnson Sirrleaf from Liberia and Guinean President Alpha Conde.
Both Presidents expressed the challenge of illegal mining with other nationals in their countries.
According Madam Johnson Sirrleaf Liberia is currently engaging top lawyer to gain backing mining concessions.
She stated that Africa lacks the capacity to monitor its mineral resources; there is therefore the need to engage each other to exchange experiences
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