The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has lauded the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, for his brave efforts in fighting against illegal mining, also known as galamsey, in the country.
The Vice President said “John Peter Amewu is a gem, a gem of the Gbi state, he is a gem for the Volta Region and a gem of Ghana as a whole.”
“The work that Peter Amewu is doing with Nana Akufo-Addo and the government is the work that you voted for Nana to do. So we ask the people of the Gbi State and the people of Ghana as a whole to continue praying for Nana Akuffo Addo and the government because we are going to do great things for this country,” he also said.
Dr. Bawumia noted that “The creation of this new economy that we have embarked on cannot be possible without the support of John Peter Amewu and the work he is doing and is going to do in the Ministry of Lands and Natural resources.”
The Vice President also recalled the Minister’s role in the recent general elections of the party, and likened his leadership style to an elephant that fights with a lion’s heart.
In the past few months, Mr. Amewu has been at the forefront of government’s efforts to end illegal mining, and Dr. Bawumia further assured that the Nana Akufo-Addo government will not relent on the fight against illegal mining.
“As a government, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo wants you to know that he is engaged daily in the business for which you elected him,” the Vice President assured.
Dr. Bawumia was speaking as a Special Guest at a ceremony held by the Gbi Traditional Area under the auspices of the Paramount Chief Togbega Gabusu, to honour John Peter Amewu on his ministerial appointment and the zeal he exhibits in discharging his work at the Ministry of Land and Natural resources.
Addressing the gathering, Togbega Gabusu commended John Peter Amewu for his hard work, and encouraged other natives of the land to emulate him.
About Peter Amewu
Mr. Amewu holds an MBA (Finance) from University of Ghana. He also has a Post Graduate Degree (Executive MBA in International Energy Industry Management), and Masters in Petroleum Law and Policy from University of Dundee (UK).
He has more than 15 years’ experience in Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Development Organizations. He has participated and undergone several mining professional training and attained various certificates from some Australia’s prestigious Universities (University of Sydney and University of Western Australia).
He is a Cost Engineer by profession with broader knowledge in the Energy and Mining Industry. He is a Co-founder of Africa Center for Energy Policy – ACEP; and also worked as the Director of Policy and Research where he provided pro-active and comprehensive policy related advice to support a variety of Government and Private Sector Projects.
He served as the Chairman of Board of Directors of major private institutions in Ghana, and is a professional international consultant in his area of expertise (Mining and Petroleum).
His contributions in providing solutions to the problems in the Energy Sector in Ghana have earned him both local and international acclamation and recognition.
By: King Nobert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana