at June 2019, a total of 26,425 persons were employed directly and indirectly
by the mining sector, According to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources,
There was an improvement over last year’s full employment figure of 23, 894.
Addressing journalists at the Information Ministry’s Meet the Press Series, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, said local procurement of goods accounted for 87.3 percent (US$1.4 billion) of total procurement in the mining sector.”
He added that as at June 2019, a total of 25 local companies have been registered by the Minerals Commission to provide services.
Ghana's mining industry accounts for 5 – 10 % of GDP and 35% of total exports. • Gold contributes to 90% of total mineral exports.
Gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports and Other mineral commodities produced in the country are natural gas, petroleum, salt, and silver.
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