With 2022 drawing to a close, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resource in charge of Mines, Hon. George Mireku Duker on Thursday, December 22, 2022 conveyed a meeting to all agencies under his supervision to conduct a performance review of the year and excogitate plans for the coming year.
The Mini-forum which was held at the premise of the Ministry had in attendance the CEOs of Minerals Commission, the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) and Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC), the Director-General of Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), Managing Director of the Precious Mineral Marketing Company Limited (PMMC), Administrator of Minerals Development Fund (MDF), Coordinator of National Employment and Livelihood Program (NEALP) and the Project Coordinator of GLRSSMP.
Hon.Mireku Duker in his opening remarks commended the officials for their performance in the year, noting that they have been outstanding in their respective roles and helped the government accomplish its goals for the year.
Hon. Duker, however, reminded the CEO’s that 2023 provides a platform for the Ministry to be more impactful, extend its activities and make significant contributions to the country’s economy.
The Deputy Minister said the meeting was to provide a platform for them to exchange ideas on improving their performance and assisting the government in its bid to make Ghana the mining hub of Africa.
He added that the engagement was also meant to create the stage for the appointees to fraternize and improve their working relationship as team work is crucial to achieving targets.
The Heads of Agencies took turns to give a report on their work under review, achievements, challenges and opportunities of their respective outfits in the course of the year.
All of them good account of some major projects executed in the year and are confident that those projects will serve the country in the long-term.
They also gave a line up of some tasks they hope to achieve in 2023 and were hopeful of getting a support from the Ministry.
In his closing remarks, Hon, Duker expressed appreciation to them for not just honoring his invite but making meaningful contributions to the discourse.
He reminded them that next year will be a ‘pressure year’ as it loaded with activities and projects. He is hopeful that with their expertise and experience, they will live up to expectations.