…as Accra readies to host global mining companies in May
Global investors from across the globe have shown interest in Ghana’s mining industry, as Accra prepares hosts the second edition of the Mining Investment West Africa (MIWA) conference in May this year.
The annual event is a strategic mining forum which focuses on investment, exhibition, innovation, networking and business matching. It is expected to bring together a number of industry players with deep technical expertise including sector ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
The event is not only encouraging for investment prospects in Ghana’s mining sector, but local mining firms present at the two-day conference will get the invaluable platform to seek for new partnerships, new business strategies, new business opportunities and connect with partners using online business matching application.
To harness opportunities in the sector, speakers at the event will provide new perspectives on key issues bordering on disrupting and innovating the mining industry while sharing cutting edge content and insight on the mining industry.
Dubbed as Africa’s most ingenious mining forum, the MIWA will cover topics in the mining sector including finance, investment, construction materials, quarrying and other related areas.
The exhibition will demonstrate the very latest in technology and solution innovations to mining industry buyers. Mining technology, equipment & services companies, miners and governments can take this opportunity to expand connections, launch new products and forge new business partnerships.
As part of efforts to attract potential private investors to develop the integrated aluminum industry, President Akufo-Addo, during this year’s State of the Nation Address assured that a request for proposals has been sent out.
Reports indicate already that the needed structures are being put in place to ensure that Ghana’s goal of building an integrated aluminium industry which would significantly improve the country’s revenues is achieved in a timely manner.
According to Trading Economics, Ghana’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) from mining increased to GHc6829.13 million in the third quarter of 2018 from GHc6357.49 million in the second quarter of 2018.
By Dundas Whigham