The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor together with the Deputy Ministers for Lands and Natural Resources, and Roads and Highways, as well as the leadership of the Ghana Boundary Commission, led by General Emmanuel Kotey on 31st January, 2024 paid a working visit to Dollar Power, a community along the Ghana-Ivory Coast International Boundary Line in the Savannah Region noted for its highly mineralized lands.
Hon Abu Jinapor writing on this said; “The Ghana-Ivory Coast International Boundary Line was established in 1928, with Boundary Pillars mutually positioned”.
He said sometime in 2005, the Dollar Power community was established to take advantage of the highly mineralized lands”.
The Minister said; “Since 2021, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, through the Ghana Boundary Commission, has been working to reinforce our Boundary Lines, and regulate mining activities in the area. On the instructions of President Akufo-Addo, 24km and 25km feeder roads are being constructed by the 48 Engineers of the Ghana Armed Forces, from Ntereso to Dollar Power to link the community to other parts of the country.
He assured the people of Government’s commitment to launch a Community Mining Scheme in the area to regularise the activities of small scale miners. I also used the opportunity to invite the investor community to partner with Government to establish a large scale mining operation to take advantage of the huge deposits of gold in the area.
Accordimg to the Minister the Government of President Akufo-Addo is fully committed to bring development to this part of the country, which for years has been cut off from other parts of the country, and we will continue to work with all stakeholders, including the private sector, to bring this much-needed development.