Mireku Duker Leads Ghana’s Delegation
…To Attend ‘Kimberly Process’ Meeting
Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, responsible for mining, George Mireku Duker, on Monday, 22nd May, 2023, led a delegation from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to represent Ghana at the ongoing Kimberly Process (KP) meeting at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
The Deputy Minister, on behalf of the sector minister, Samuel A. Jinapor, made a case on how the Kimberly Process is assisting member-countries in streamlining the diamond trade in their respective countries.
He also indulged fellow member-countries in the meeting to adopt a traceability framework to achieve the ultimate objective of the Kimberly Process.
Following the agenda adopted for the four-day meeting, he expressed optimism that the Kimberly Process will be more robust and efficient than ever in the coming days.
The Kimberley Process (KP) unites administrations, civil societies, and industry in reducing the flow of conflict diamonds – ‘rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments’ – around the world.
The KP has been active for 21years, and unites 85 countries around the world. Its observers include the World Diamond Council, representing the diamond industry. The KP is underpinned by the United Nations mandate and backed by the leading civil organisations.
Maintaining its focus in the face of today’s global challenges, the KP enables nations, governments and organisations to share their expertise and insights, and to have a positive, long-term impact on the trade in conflict diamonds and the lives of people in genuine need.