The main focus of developing a Local Content framework for Ghana’s mining industry is to create local employment and to promote growth of domestic manufacturing. These two aspects, (Human Resource and Goods & Services) of Ghana’s local content framework are supported by the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) and L.I. 2173, 2012.
Under Act 703 and L.I. 2173 mine support service providers, holders of mineral rights & holders of licence to export or deal in minerals are required to submit 5-Year Procurement Plan to the Mineral Commission. The 5-year Procurement Plan shall specify the following:
Grinding Media Explosives (Emulsion) Cement & Cement Products/Grout Quick & Hydrated Lime Electrical Cables (PVC) Pipes General Lubricants Re-Treading of Tyres Bolts & Nuts Crucibles Plastic Sample Bags Calico Bags Bullion Boxes Conveyor Rollers Metal/PVC Core Trays Overalls & Working Clothes.
High Density Polyethylene & Polyvinyl Chloride Chain Link Fencing/Wire Netting/Barbed Wire Haulage Services & Catering Services. Security Services (Exclusive Ghanaian Directors and Shareholders).
Legal Services (Exclusive Ghanaians) Insurance Services (Strictly Incorporated in Ghana) Financial Services (Strictly Incorporated in Ghana) Contract Mining (Strictly Incorporated in Ghana) Fuel (Exclusive Ghanaian Directors and Shareholders) Activated Carbon Cable Bolt and Accessories, Split Setts, Rebars, Mining Mesh Cupels Wear Resistant Plates eg; Hardox etc.