Capitalising on opportunities in the African mining sector is the key focus for the first day of the West African Mining & Power Conference (WAMPOC) in Ghana next month.

Kwame Addo-Kufuor, who this week became President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, will be chairman on the first day of WAMPOC 2016.

Mr Addo-Kufuor is the Regional Chief Financial Officer of Newmont’s Africa operations and has wide experience in Ghana’s mining sector.

The second day of the conference will focus on power supply for the mining sector and will examine reliability and sustainability of power supplies. There is also expected to be a session on Women in Mining, during the afternoon programme

The conference, runs as part of the West African Mining & Power Exhibition (WAMPEX) 2016 in the capital Accra from June 1 to 3

“This year’s theme is ‘Sustaining Mining and Power Investments: Meeting stakeholder expectations in a challenging global environment’,” said Christine Davidson, vice president of dmg-ems Africa, which runs the event.

“It will will reinforce the need for businesses in the mining and power sectors to remain viable in the face of economic challenges while at the same time providing the hallmark for transformation of the sub-region.

The exhibition brings together the key figures from the mining and power sectors, as well as senior government ministers from 25 countries, in one of the world’s biggest markets

“Visitors will meet new suppliers and discover the new technologies, that are revolutionising the way we do business, at the most important mining and power event in West Africa,” said Davidson.

Confirmed speakers include Hon. Nii Osah Mills, Ghana’s Minister for Lands & Natural Resources; IIsabella Ramdoo, Deputy Head of Economic Transformation Programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management; Nana Antwi Darkwah CEO of Events Projects International; Rev. Dr Joyce Aryee Consultant & Former CEO of Ghana Chamber of Mines and Wayne Dunn of Ghana Gas.

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