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Good News: Iron ore discovered in commercial quantities in Oti Region

Iron ore reserves have been found at Akokrowa, a farming hamlet in Ghana's Oti Region, by the Ghana Geological Survey Authority.

According to geological research, iron ore has a higher grade of 55.22 weight per cent (fe).

On Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, at a meeting with the Chiefs and residents of Akokrowa, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, said that the government would guarantee that the resource identified in the region benefited the people.

That's why, he added, the government would work closely with the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development to guarantee that the whole value chain of the raw material remains in the area and Ghana.

As a Damongo MP, he insisted that the Iron exploration and company will bring employment and prosperity to Oti as well as the rest of the nation.

During a two-day visit to the Volta and the Oti regions as part of his statewide working visit, Abu Jinapor welcomed the finding of iron ore in commercial quantities as "Good News" and asked the Chiefs and people to work together to bring prosperity to the region.

Omanhene Okogyeaman Koram II of the Apesokubi Traditional Area indicated his people's willingness to help make the project successful in a welcoming comment.

"I will release Lands to extend and push the progress of the work as and when necessary," he said in a statement to the GGSA, GIISDEC, and government.

Additionally, the Chief urged the government, via the Hon. Minister, to provide electrification as well as schools, hospitals, and other services to help alleviate the suffering of the people while praising the President for finally establishing the Oti Region, an idea that had been floating around for some time.

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