The Ministry of Lands and National Resources exists to ensure the sustainable management and utilization of the nation’s lands, forests, wildlife and efficient management of mineral resources for the country’s socio-economic growth and development. This is achieved through:
The Minerals Commission is a government agency established under Article 269 of the 1992 Constitution and the Minerals Commission Act.
The Minerals Commission as the main promotional and regulatory body for the minerals sector in Ghana, is responsible for “the regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the coordination and implementation of policies relating to mining. It also ensures compliance with Ghana’s Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring.
Geological Survey Department (GSD) was founded in 1913 and has since been the main repository of the country’s geosciences database. GSD is responsible for the study of the country in detail to assess its resource potential.
The Geological Survey Department as the principal curator of national geoscientific data has the main task to continuously generate, collect, store and archive relevant geoscientific data and to disseminate data and information in a user friendly way to the government, industry and the public at large. Generation of geoscientific data is done by field surveys, research and investigations. The Department has the responsibility to advise the Nation to make informed decisions on geoscientific issues concerning mineral and ground water resources, environment, geohazards and land use planning
The Geological Survey Department aspires to be an internationally recognized organization contributing to the development agenda of the country through the provision of geoscientific information.