The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor believes a non-partisan approach will win the battle of protecting Ghana’s natural resources.
He made this known during his two-day official working visit to the Western Region which commenced from Monday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 28.
The minister, on Monday, paid a courtesy call on Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Regional Minister as well as the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).
The Damongo MP is also scheduled to visit the palace of Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the Esikado-Omanhene before he starts his meetings with the Regional Land and Forest sector agencies.
He is accompanied by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands, Forestry and Mines
Speaking to regional heads, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor said expressed happiness to be in the region which has the larger portion of Ghana's natural resources.
He reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to protecting Ghana’s natural resources to benefit the entire country.
Hon Abu Jinapor further indicated that to ensure the country's natural resources are adequately protected, a non-partisan approach is cardinal and lauded the leadership of the relevant Committee of Parliament (Committee of Lands and Forestry and Mines and Energy) for their single purpose of mind.
Since he took office, the Minister has been touching base with agencies under his ministry to familiarize himself with them and have first-hand knowledge of happenings within the sector.
On his part, the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, was delighted to receive the minister and his entourage, and expressed optimism that with their collaboration the region and the country will be a better place to live with no environmental concerns.
He assured the minister he will do his best together with chiefs and people in the region to help him execute and achieve the mandate assigned him.
Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/peacefmonline.com
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