As incoming president, I’m committed to a new mining vision, says Mahama

By Majesty 2 Min Read
John Dramani Mahama

Leading candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has stated that if elected president, he will design a new mining policy for the nation that puts environmental preservation and safeguarding natural resources for future generations first. 

When the former president spoke at Sunyani on Wednesday, May 15, for the third annual transformative discourse on small-scale mining, he provided the guarantee. 

In his speech, John Dramani Mahama reaffirmed his commitment to collaborating with all parties involved in taking audacious actions for the mining industry that will benefit the nation. 

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Preserving our environment and safeguarding our natural resources for upcoming generations must also be our top priorities. 

This entails making significant investments in renewable energy sources to lessen our need on conventional mining methods as well as taking decisive action to repair and restore regions damaged by illicit mining. 

As the new President of the Republic and leader of the NDC, I am devoted to collaborating with all relevant parties to develop a fresh strategy for the mining sector in our nation. 

John Dramani Mahama emphasised that “we must make sure that Ghana’s natural resources are managed to benefit all of our people, not just a few.” 

The former president stated that ethical mining methods and sustainable development must be Ghana’s top priorities in his speech. 

According to him, cooperation is required to create and put into effect rules that give priority to sustainable mining methods and hold illicit miners accountable. 

According to John Dramani Mahama, “this would require better enforcement of mining laws, increased investment in responsible mining technologies, and initiatives to empower and educate small-scale miners to operate sustainably.

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