West African Mining & Power Conference

Endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Volta River Authority and the Electricity Company of Ghana in 2016, this event, has been dubbed the West African Mining Indaba. It is attended by industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers with an interest in the Mining and Power Sectors in Ghana and West Africa.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines will once again hold its Annual General Meeting on the third and final day bringing together representatives of the industry as well as partner Chambers of Mines from across the sub-region.

Over 150 delegates attend WAMPOC including government and academia to discuss latest regulations, policies, challenges and opportunities set within a comprehensive information packed 2-day programme.

 A full agenda will be available shortly.

Download the 2016 presentations

If you were not able to attend the WAMPOC conference, you can now download a summary of the presentations free of charge. Simply complete the form below to get all the PDF of the summary of presentations:

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What happened in 2016


The 2016 theme: “Sustaining Mining and Power Investments: Meeting stakeholder expectations in a challenging global environment” provided insight into the need for businesses in the Mining and Power sectors to remain viable in the face of economic challenges whilst at the same time providing the hallmark for transformation of the sub-region

Please see the 2016 Agenda below:



8:00Registration and opening ceremony
SESSION 1Chairperson: President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and Regional Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd
9:30Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Chairman – Nana Antwi Darkwah, CEO, Events & Projects International
9.35Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9.45Remarks by Sulemanu Koney, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
9.55Presentation by Guest Speaker – Ms Sheila Khama AFDB
10:20Presentation by Lead Sponsor
10:40Keynote Address Hon. Nii Osah Mills – Minister for Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana
11:10Chairman’s closing remarks
11:15Refreshment Break / Visit of Exhibition booths
SESSION 2Chairperson: Dan Owiredu, Executive Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Golden Star Resources, Chairman of the Board, Ghana Commercial Banks
12:15Keynote Address 2 Hon. Minister, Ministry of Power
12:40Presentation: Gold Fields Ghana / Newmont
13:00Discussions and live tweets
13:30Networking Lunch
SESSION 3Chairperson: Ben Adoo, Chairman, Asanko Gold
14:30Local content in the extractive sector: What opportunities in a challenging global environment? Isabella Ramdoo, Deputy Head, Economic Transformation Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management
14:50Presentation – Wayne Dunn
15:10-16:30Country Presentations and Panel Discussion
16:30 – 17:00Live Tweets and closing thoughts
18:00End of the day. Cocktail Reception



SESSION 1Chairperson: Kweku Awotwi
9:00Inauguration of Federation of ECOWAS Chambers of Mines
9:30Presentation: Dr Toni Aubynn, CEO, Minerals Commission
9.50Distributed Power Generation: Opportunities for the Mining Sector – Dr N.D.K Asante – Energy Commission
10:15The Ghana Power Compact: Powering Ghana for Accelerated and Sustainable Economic Growth -Ing. Owura Kwaku Sarfo, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Development Authority
10:35Presentation by Rikair
10:55Discussions / Live Tweets
11:15Refreshment Break
SESSION 2Chairperson: Sulemanu Koney, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
11:45Reliable Power Supply – a critical success factor in sustaining the Mining Industry – GRIDCo
12:05Results of the Needs Assessment of the Ghana Skilled Trades Sector. Angela Wojcichowsky, Director International Projects Saskatchewan Polytechnic Canada
12:30Presentation – Sponsor
12:50Discussions / Q&As / Live Tweets
13:20Networking Lunch
SESSION 3Chairman: Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee Consultant & Former CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
14:30Presentation by Sponsor
14:50Cutting edge technology for energy efficiency and process improvement hydro Metallurgy – Phillip Acquah
15:10Presentation – Women in Mining
15:30Panel Discussions on CSR – Wayne Dunn: VRA, Gridco, Ghana Gas, Gold Fields/Newmont/Chirano
16:15Chairman’s closing remarks
16:45End of Conference