In an interview of the potentials of small scale salt mining, TWN Africa’s Dr. Yao Graham emphasized the need for the government to develop policy to support the participation of more Ghanaians in the sector.
According to Dr. Graham, currently government policy rather seems to be driving out local small scale salt miners from the sector which could “replicate what is happening in the gold sector in the salt mining and that will obviously cause problems. When really you could say that because of the nature of salt production, there is a possibility of encouraging higher productivity by using small-scale miners. ”
Dr Graham made the point the ” the salt industry creates large employment and provides capital for other economic activities like farming and fishing, hence is significant that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources develops the salt industry to complement the contributions of natural resources to poverty reduction”
For more on the story visit HERE