Togo joins Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, IGF

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 14:46
Togo joins Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, IGF

(Togo First) - Togo recently joined the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development (IGF). The country officially joined during IGF’s 18th Annual General Meeting on Nov. 7-10, 2022, in Geneva.

Togo’s main goal in joining IGF is to develop its mining sector and bolster the socioeconomic impact of mining activities on populations. Besides, Lomé expects the move to help reduce poverty and the adverse effects of mining, as well as preserve the environment.

"We chose to join with the goal of getting sound advice and technical support, in order to keep transforming our mining industry and make it a true driver of sustainable economic growth, and a major lever for creating wealth and jobs," said Blaise Gozan, technical adviser to the Minister Delegate to the President of the Republic, responsible for energy and mining.

For his part IGF’s director, Greg Radford said: “We look forward to helping them (Ed.note: Togo) achieve their national goals through good mining governance.”

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development is an organization that helps several governments achieve good mining governance. Togo is the 80th government to join.

Esaïe Edoh

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