The Ghana Minerals Commission has inaugurated the Mining Sector Training Fund Management Committee.
The move is in line with the mining sector localization programme under the Minerals and Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (L.I.2173).
It outlines provisions for the recruitment of expatriates, training of Ghanaians and preference for local products for which companies are required to comply with their respective localization programme approved by the Commission.
The committee shall be responsible for submitting proposals to the CEO of the Commission for the utilisation of funds paid into the account.
This is to ensure that Ghanaian workers and local producers of the mining industry are not shortchanged.
The CEO of the Ghana Minerals Commission, Toni Aubynn told Starr Business that the aim of the committee must be to engender compliance of the local content law in the mining sector.
The membership of the committee is drawn from the Minerals Commission and the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
The committee members as constituted are made up of the following persons: