The Nzema Youth Association has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Tony Aubynn as the new Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission.

A native of Western region, Dr. Aubynn is expected to use his expertise to drive the progress of the commission.

In a release signed by Communication Director Adu Baffour, the group says the “appointment of Dr. Aubynn as the Minerals Commission the CEO, a well respected citizen of this country, has indeed brought a great honour and prestige to the entire people especially the youth of the Western Region due to his strong sense of professionalism, humility and exemplary modest lifestyle.”

Also, the group says Dr. Aubynn, whom they described as “illustrious son of the Western Region” has distinguished himself in every endeavour he has been involved in, right through his days as the Human resource and Local Affairs manager of the Abosso Goldfields Damang mine, through to his days at Gold Fields Ghana as the Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development, Director of Corporate Affairs at Tullow Oil and, in the last two and half years as the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

Dr. Aubynn's vast knowledge and experience of the industry, his deep sense of professionalism, passion, conviction, assertiveness and unalloyed commitment to Ghana, makes him stand out as a capable hand to change the face of the mining industry which we all have had issues with over the years, the statement indicated.