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Chamber of Mines calls for air transport in Tarkwa

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Sulemanu Koney, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has highlighted the necessity of air transport in Tarkwa, a crucial mining hub contributing significantly to Ghana’s economy.

Mr. Koney believes that implementing air transport in Tarkwa will improve business operations in the region. During an interview on Saturday, he advocated for a thorough discussion on elevating Tarkwa into a prominent city, akin to other renowned cities in Ghana.

Mr. Koney suggested that introducing multimodal transportation infrastructure, including air transport, could be a step toward realizing this vision for Tarkwa.

Tarkwa has been a hub for major mining companies for many years, primarily focusing on the extraction of gold, manganese, and quarries.

Despite its substantial contribution to the Ghanaian economy and aspirations to develop it into a mining city comparable to Johannesburg, Tarkwa remains a typical town, despite its abundant mineral resources.

During the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation in Tarkwa, Mr. Koney emphasized the importance of initiating serious discussions about transforming Tarkwa into a genuine mining city.

When questioned about the mining industry’s impact, especially that of the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, on mining communities, Mr. Koney informed Citi News that they are facilitating development in areas where the government has faced challenges in reaching.

Abdel-Razak Yakubu, Executive Secretary of the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, stated that the Foundation aims to expand its contributions to the education sector, where it has already invested over 100 million dollars.

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