Ghana’s Deputy Natural Resources Minister Mireku Duker Called To The Bar of England and Wales

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The deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of mines, George Mireku Duker has been called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor. Duker also..

Duker also serves as the Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuem and a member of NPP Flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s manifesto committee on Lands, Minerals and Natural Resources.

Special assistant to the Duker Ing Wisdom Gomashie shared the news on Facebook on Tuesday(14 May) congratulated his boss for the achievement.

“Hon. George Mireku Duker – MP, Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources called to the England & Wales Bar as a Solicitor.”

“Congratulations to our outstanding Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister,” Gomashie posted on Facebook.

The independent, practising Bar of England and Wales is more than 17,000 strong and plays a crucial role in upholding the principles of government accountability under law and vindication of legal rights through the courts.

The Bar makes a vital contribution to the efficient and effective operation of criminal and civil courts. It provides a pool of talent, from increasingly diverse backgrounds, from which a significant proportion of the judiciary is drawn, and on whose independence the rule of law and our democratic way of life depends.

About George Mireku Duker

George Mireku Duker is an oil, gas, and mining governance expert with a background in Finance. He had his first degree in Accounting.

He has also completed Masters in oil and gas management from the University of Plymouth and has also to his merit executive certificate in oil, gas and mining governance from the University of Oxford.

He is very conversant with land protection, land reclamation, and environmental protection concepts.

Duker has held various management positions both in the public and private sectors. He worked as the Programme Director for advocacy groups and the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas in Ghana hosted by ISODEC covering wide issues in Petroleum Management and Mining Governance.

He has served on various platforms. He was previously the chairman of the governing board of Minerals Income Investment Fund and also served as the vice-chair on Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy during the 7th parliament.

He has considerable experience in the workings of government has worked as the Special Assistant under two different Ministers at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and later became the representative of the President of Ghana as the Municipal Chief Executive (Mayor) of Tarkwa during president Kufuor’s tenure of office.

He has also provided technical support to the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) in Ghana and was part of a team responsible for the evaluation of the consultants proposed for the MIDA project.

He has considerable experience in Natural Resource governance and holds various certificates in the fields of Energy and Mining policy, from the International Human Resource Development Corporation (IHRDC).

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