- Iron ore has been discovered in commercial quantities at Akokrowa, in Oti Region
- The lands minister in a meeting with the chiefs and people of Akokrowa said the government will ensure that it benefits the people
- He added that the exploration of the ore will create jobs and wealth for the people of Oti and the country in general
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The minister of lands and natural resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has announced that iron ore has been discovered in commercial quantities at Akokrowa, a farming community in the Oti Region.
He made this known when he toured the area of the discovery on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
The Ghana Geological Survey Authority led the discovery of large quantities of Iron ore deposits.
The iron ore is 55.22 weight percent (fe) and of a higher grade.
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In a report filed by graphiconline.com, the minister in a meeting with the chiefs and people of Akokrowa said the government will ensure that it benefits the people.
According to him, the government is determined to provide value addition to its raw commodity and would ensure that the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development works closely with the GGSA and the community to ensure that full value chain is retained in the region and the country.
He added that the exploration will create jobs and wealth for the people of Oti and the country in general.
He described the discovery of the iron ore in commercial quantities as ”good news” and urged the chiefs and people to work in harmony to drive development to the area.
Government directs GOIL to reduce the price of fuel at pumps
In other news, the government has instructed the Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) to reduce the price of fuel at the pumps effective today, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
The decision to reduce fuel at the pumps comes after the government had a crunch meeting with some transport operators at the Presidency following their strike action.
At the various pumps across the country, 15 pesewas will be reduced by GOIL.
The head of communications at the GPRTU, Abass Imoro, said the government has also committed to reviewing taxes on fuel in the 2022 mid-year budget review.
According to him, they are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting and would urge their members to fully resume work without worries.
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