Chamber of Mines invest Gh ¢1.3m in research

Eleven post-graduate students and lecturers of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa have received Gh ¢784,438 grants to undertake research into key challenges of the mining industry

The research grant which is the second-cohort of the Chamber of Mines Tertiary Education Fund will include research into areas like New Hybrid Techniques for Drilling and Blasting for Stable Walls of Open-Pit-Mines, Development of Environmental Friendly and Sustainable Small Scale Gold Mining Methods, and Model for Ghana, Intelligent Agriculture for Alternative Livelihood in Mining Communities among others

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemana Konney, who presented the grants at UMaT in Tarkwa explained that this year’s grants of Gh ¢784.438 and together with the cohort–1 research grants, bring to a total of over Gh ¢1.3m research investment

He said as much as the chamber is supporting academia to carry out research, the Ghanaian mining sector would be the greatest beneficiary in terms of productivity.

He further explained that the entire mining industry is awaiting the outcome of the research work from the beneficiaries and expects them to come up with solutions to some of the challenges confronting the industry.

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