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Mining: Prof. Grace Ofori-Sarpong Represents GAAS on the Ministerial Committee

Prof. Grace Ofori-Oppong Represents GAAS on the Ministerial Committee

On Monday 7th February 2022, Professor Grace Ofori-Sarpong, a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and Professor of minerals engineering and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies at Paa Grant University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa and 4 others were inaugurated into the 5-member Ministerial Committee of Inquiry Chaired by Minerals Engineer and Vice-Chancellor of the Paa Grant University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Professor Richmond Amankwah.

The committee, according to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, became necessary following the Apiate explosion incident which claimed 13 lives and destroyed many properties.
The committee is to undertake a general review of the health and safety regime in the mining industry; review the existing laws and safety standards; inquire into any matter relating to health and safety in the mining sector and make recommendations to the Government for legislative, policy and other reforms.