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Background

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Ghana’s Minerals Commission is a body established with a focused function of developing and coordinating mineral sector policy and monitoring its implementation. Minerals Commission was established in September 1986 under the Minerals Commission Law (PNDCL.154).

The Commission’s primary responsible has since been that of fostering the efficient and effective regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the co-ordination and implementation of policies related to them.

With the promulgation of the 1992 Constitution, Parliament enacted the Minerals Commission Act, 1993 (Act 450) to give continued legal backing to the existence of the Commission, as required by Article 269(1) of the Constitution.

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Vision

The Minerals Commission will strive to make Ghana the leading destination of mining sector investment in Africa through creating a congenial atmosphere in which all stakeholders work as partners in a safe environment to achieve one common goal: sustainable development through mining.

Mission

To foster efficient and effective regulation and management of the utilization of Ghana’s mineral resources through the development of solid knowledge-based, self-led organization, which recognizes that mining investment will take place and be sustained only if it is under Win-Win circumstances.

Mandate

The Commission is responsible for the regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the co-ordination of the policies in relation to them.

Key Functions

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The Minerals Commission Act 1993, Act 450, stipulated the functions of the Commission as follows:

To formulate recommendations of national policy for exploration and exploitation of mineral resources with special reference to establishing national priorities having due regard to the national economy;

To secure a firm basis of comprehensive data collection on national mineral resources and the technologies of exploration and exploitation for national decision making; and monitoring

To advise the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on matters relating to minerals;

To perform such other functions as the Minister may assign to it.

To monitor the implementation of laid down Government policies on minerals and report on this to the Minister;

To monitor the operations of all bodies or establishments with responsibility for minerals and report to the Minister;

To receive and assess public agreements relating to minerals and report to Parliament;

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