The 2018 Mid-year review meeting of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been held in the Volta Regional Capital, Ho.
The three-day event brought together Staff of the Ministry and its Agencies to among other things review the half-year performance of the Ministry and deliberate on the ongoing policies and programmes of the Ministry.
The event was co-chaired by the two Deputy Ministers of the Ministry, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio and Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi attracted over a hundred participants made up mainly of Directors and Senior officers from the Ministry and its respective agencies.
The Ministry and its agencies notably the Forestry Commission, Minerals Commission, Lands Commission, Office of Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL), the Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited and the Minerals Development Fund Secretariat (MDF) took turns to present progress report on achievements and challenges in the implementation of 2018 action plans of the sector.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Minister in Charge of Forestry, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio called for closer collaborations between the Ministry and its Agencies in order to increase performance of the sector, adding that, we should demonstrate commitment and hard work to bring the needed results for the sector and the country at large.
On her part, the Hon. Deputy Minister in charge of Mines, Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi stated that with the passage of the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) Act, an Acting Administrator has been appointed and the nomination of the Board is underway and will soon be inaugurated by H.E. the President.
The Chief Director Prof. Patrick Agbesinyale also stated that, staff of the Ministry and its Agencies should see the Mid-Year Review as an opportunity to take stock of the sector hence all agencies should participate effectively in the event at all times.