Partner gov’t to exploit huge deposits of Gold in Dollar Power – Abu Jinapor
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, has called on the investor community to partner the Government to establish a large-scale mining operation in Dollar Power in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.

Date Created : 2/2/2024 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com

He said available geological data shows that the Dollar Power enclave is highly mineralised, with huge deposits of gold that make it viable for the establishment of large scale mining operations.

Dollar Power, formerly known as Sindi Community, is a community along the Ghana – Ivory Coast International Boundary Line in the Savannah Region, and lies about 20km from the District capital, Bole.

Inhabitants of this area were raided by slave traders sometime in 1897, leaving the place uninhabited. However, in 1928, the colonial Governments of the then Gold Coast and Ivory Coast, established an International Boundary Line between the two countries, with the erection of Boundary Pillars at mutually agreed positions.

This Boundary Line was reaffirmed by the two countries in 1973 with the planting of teak trees along the border.

The large deposits of gold in the area, however, attracted people from across both countries, whose activities has led to the destruction of Boundary Pillars and the teak trees. In 2005, a small group of Ghanaians began moving to the area to take advantage of the gold deposits, and prevent Ivorians from exploiting the mineral resources.

Currently, there are about three thousand (3,000) inhabitants in the area, mainly involved in small-scale mining. The gold deposits in the area have made the people to name parts of the community Dollar Power Obuasi.

Since 2021, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, through the Ghana Boundary Commission, has been working with their counterparts in Ivory Coast to reaffirm the Boundary Lines.

The Ministry has, also, been working with the Chiefs and people of the area to regularise their small scale mining activities.