A mining engineer and mineral economics consultant; Technical and Commercial Advisory Services, Henry Antwi has underscored the need for multinational mining and exploration companies operating in Ghana to localize their corporate strategic planning to support the development of skills and capacities of the workforce in communities they operate.
Mr Antwi says a holistic approach is required to optimize the gains and ensure sustainability along the entire mining value chain.
The Australian based consultant made this statement in an exclusive interview with Skyy News’ Victor Atsu Tamakloe at the 7th Annual ALUMaT – Alumni of the University of Mines and Technology – Lecture which was themed “Harnessing Mineral Resources towards Sustainable Economic Development”.
”A lot of the strategic planning is done in corporate head offices in Australia, Canada or wherever their parent companies are. As a country, we need to find a way of ensuring that all these strategic planning is done here so that we can ”skill-up” our people because our people are very good engineers for short and medium term projects. So when decisions are made here, I believe there will be greater consideration for capacity building of the citizenry” he explained.
The 7th ALUMat Lecture was held at the auditorium of the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa on Friday, October 11, 2019.