Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor has termed the acquisition of mercury-free mineral processing plants (Gold Kacha) as a game-changer for Ghana’s mining industry.
The mercury-free mining equipment efficiently recovers more gold for Ghana’s artisanal and small-scale miners without the use of mercury or river pollution.
“On Monday, the president inaugurated mercury-free gold processing equipment, indicating that much is being done to protect our environment,” Jinapor said on Wednesday’s Asaase Breakfast Show (8 June).
“This mercury-free gold processing equipment is a game-changer that will have a good impact on our environment,” he told host Kwaku Nhyira-Addo.
Additionally, Jinapor warned Ghanaians against politicizing environmental issues.
“When it comes to environmental concerns, it is crucial that we do not politicize them, as they will ultimately affect us all,” he stated.