Ghana discovers new mineral reserves

Ghana has discovered new mineral occurrences in base metals such as lead, copper and zinc, the Minerals Commission announced here on Wednesday.

The minerals discovered in Nkwanta in the northern parts of the Volta Region will be further investigated to ascertain their quantum.

Opening a two-day Africa Mining Investment and Development Summit (AMIDS) 2013 here on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Benjamin Aryee said the discoveries were made in 2010 under the Mining Sector Support Program funded by the European Union (EU).

He said the discoveries were part of government efforts to diversify the country’s mineral base to ease the impact of price volatility for gold on the mining sector and the economy in general.