The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (Mines Subsector) and its Agencies offer this website to provide a transparent information source and equal opportunities for all investors and the general public.
This web portal is part of a complex Information Management System (IMS) setup by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in 2006. The portal design is based on commercial off-the-shelf web based software and database technologies that have been widely deployed in environments very similar to those found in the Minerals Commision and the Geological Survey Department. It provides access to a Geodatabase which can be accessed via an Internal GIS Viewer or through a data portal where important information can be queried and viewed.
The Honorable Minister of Lands and Natural Resources wishes to welcome you on behalf of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, the Government and the friendly people of Ghana to the investment gateway to the West African Sub-region. Ghana remains an attractive destination for mining and related investment in Africa for the following reasons:
- Political Stability: Ghana boasts almost two decades of multi-party democracy. This has been lauded internationally, and the country continues to mature in its democratic principles. The result has been major national economic gains over the years.
- Availability of Geological Data: For the first time in the history of the country, high-resolution airborne data, made up of magnetic and radiometric information, covering the whole country is now available. Some areas have also been covered with gravity and electromagnetic (time-domain) surveys, the data of which is also available. On the basis of recent geological information on the country, an updated geological map covering the whole country has been developed.
- Favorable Investment Climate: Ghana operates an attractive legal and fiscal regime that is in line with international best practices. This is evident in the number of major multi-national companies investing in the country; and
- Improved Governance: Government has created a stable regulatory environment that provides for transparent and evenhanded treatment of all investors.
Indeed, the recently completed Mining Sector Support Programme, funded by the European Commission, has led to the discovery of minerals apart from the traditional minerals (gold, diamond, manganese and bauxite) which are produced in Ghana. These new occurrences include phosphate, nickel, chromium and uranium. The discovery of these minerals heralds a new chapter in the country’s mining industry. Investment opportunities therefore abound in the fields of mineral exploration and mining (for a variety of minerals), as well as in the services and engineering support sectors.
I look forward to your early participation in the development of our enormous natural resources in efficient, economic and environmentally-sustainable manner to ensure that mining contributes to the sustainable development of our people as well as ensuring good returns to investors. I extend to you all, a warm welcome to the Ghana Mining Portal: the Mineral Exploration and Mining Investment Gateway to the West African Sub-region.