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Mining companies asked to ensure best environmental practices

By gna

MS. Joyce Aryee, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has urged mining companies to ensure best environmental practices towards the improvement of biodiversity in the country.

She challenged experts in environmental and social issues working in the mining industry to adopt mitigating measures such as “greening projects” to preserve the environment in the face of current climate change.

Ms. Aryee gave the advice at a meeting of the Environmental and Social Committee of the Chamber, at Nsuta in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality in the Western Region.

He called on traditional rulers, teachers, forestry officials and religious bodies to jointly undertake sustained tree planting exercise to “add more carbon points to the country” to lessen the challenges that could come with climatic changes.

The Director of Mining of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nana Andoh asked members of the chamber to initiate positive environmental programmes to protect the environment for degradation.

Mr. James Badu, the Environmental Director of Newmont, urged members of the committee to exchange ideas and share knowledge to facilitate environmental protection.

Mr. Ahmed Nantogmah, Director of Public Affairs and Environment, Ghana Chamber of Mines, called on individuals and organisations to support government's efforts at protecting the environmental.