Akufo-Addo commissions 100 mercury-free gold processing equipment

Akufo-Addo commissions 100 mercury-free gold processing equipment
Akufo-Addo commissions 100 mercury-free gold processing equipment

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned a mercury-free gold processing equipment at a ceremony in Accra.

At a ceremony held at the Independence Square in Accra in the mid hours of June 6, 2022, the President commissioned  hundred (100) mercury-free gold processing equipment  (Gold Katcha) that extracts gold from the ore without the use of mercury.

His Excellency deemed it vital in commissioning 100 mercury-free gold processing equipment to boost the processing of the natural mineral, Gold.

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Speaking at the ceremony, the President said, “This equipment, I am told, also has the capacity to recover over ninety percent (90%) of gold from the ore, and, therefore, give small scale miners much more gold than they would have obtained from the traditional method of using mercury,” he added.

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Further, he said in a post that “it is his government’s intention to procure some three hundred (300) more of these equipment, under the National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Programme, for use in the various communities where the Programme is being implemented.

“Our goal is to eliminate gradually, but as soon as possible, the use of mercury in small-scale mining, and help realize the objectives of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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