Give Us Land For Small Scale Mining – UMaT VC To Government


New Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) at Tarkwa in the Western Region, Professor Richard Kwesi Amankwah has made a solicitation to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources that the college is given a bit of mineralized land for it to begin the UMaT Small Scale Mines.

“In UMaT, we don’t just educate yet we likewise try to do we say others should do. We are in this manner making a solicitation to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to give us a bit of mineralized land for us to begin the UMaT Small Scale Mine.”

He guaranteed the University will endeavor to cause the dare to develop to turn into a model dig and community for preparing distinctive and little scope excavators in the sub-district with best practices in asset enhancement and natural supportability.
Prof Amankwah made the solicitation at a service to enlist him into office as the third Vice-Chancellor of UMaT. He takes over from Professor Jerry Yao Kumah, who has finished his term.

Prof Amankwah is a 54-year-old recognized and globally acclaimed researcher and business-arranged academician who has given numerous long periods of committed administrations to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and UMaT.
He got his Ph.D. at Queen’s University, Canada in 2005. Until his present arrangement, Prof Amankwah was the Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Management Sciences at UMaT. He has created 120 scholastic distributions on diaries, meeting procedures, and in excess of a hundred specialized reports. Delineating his vision, Prof Amankwah referenced extending grant, advancement and business enterprise at UMaT to drive manageable modern turn of events.

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“Among my vision is likewise the UMaT Mines which separated from the expected money related outcomes, ecological and asset enhancement, will likewise make a useful road for mechanical preparing for our understudies and make work for our alumni.”
Unique Guest of Honor was Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo, who encouraged the new VC to expand on the victories chalked by connecting their exploration to tending to the difficulties standing up to the country.

“One significant region of worry for the government is little scope mining which is generally connected with galamsey. At the point when you consider what befalls our territory through galamsey, you will shudder… it is dangerous to our backwoods, to our farmlands and to our current circumstance. I might want to urge UMaT to help build up the abilities and methods of the business to change little scope mining to understand the colossal possibilities to help add to the improvement of the economy.”

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He further stated: “We have been blessed with gold stores at pretty much all aspects of this nation and hence we ought to at the little scope level attempt to find the methods to empower little scope mining flourish without annihilation. This college ought to owe it as an obligation to do further investigation into little scope mining so our youngsters can rehearse it, procure a decent living and not crush the climate.”
The quick past VC, Profession Jerry Kumah praised the college network for the help during his residency and requested similar help for