The Ghana Geological Survey Authority has discovered large quantities of Iron ore deposits in Akokrowa, a farming community in the Oti Region of Ghana. The iron ore, according to the geological investigation, is 55.22 weight per cent and of a higher grade.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Lawyer Samuel Abdulai Jinapor at a meeting with the Chiefs and people of Akokrowa on 14th December 2021 said the government will ensure that the commodity found in the area benefits the people. He said the government is determined to provide value addition to its raw commodity and would ensure that the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development work closely with the GGSA and the community to ensure that the full value chain is retained in the region and the country.
Mr Jinapor maintained that the exploration and the business of the Iron will create jobs and wealth for the people of Oti and the country in general. He who was on a two-day tour of the Volta and Oti regions as part of his nationwide working visit described the discovery as “Good News” and urged the Chiefs and people to work in harmony to drive development to the area.
In a welcome remark, the Omanhene of the Apesokubi Traditional Area, Okogyeaman Koram II, expressed the readiness of his people to make the project a success. He pledged to support the GGSA, GIISDEC and government, saying “I will release Lands to expand and push the progress of the work as and when required.”
The Chief also appealed to the government to provide them with electrification, schools, hospitals and other amenities to help relieve the people. He also commended the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the creation of the Oti Region which has long been on the drawing board.
Source: PR UNIT – MLNR