- Ghana called for a formal agenda to be adopted formal agenda before discussions take place at future meetings
- Ghana noted several outstanding issues missing from the mining code, “including financial aspects of a contract, an independent compliance mechanism, agreement on rates of royalty, equitable benefits sharing and the establishment of environmental thresholds.”
- The African group also stated that they “remain concerned about the persistent under-representation of African experts in the senior management and overall staffing of the secretariat. We therefore repeat or call to the Secretary General, to take steps to remedy the imbalance with a view to ensuring an equitable geographic representation at the level of the secretariat.”
- Ghana reiterated the call of the African Group for more African delegates in the Secretariat, especially in the senior management level. There are plenty of appropriate people.
- Stated that coastal states consultation should “extend to any adjacent coastal states.”
- Called for the inclusion of a “no mining” scenario.
- Took note of “increasing financial burden brought onto participants especially from developing countries to participate in ISA sessions particularly under this roadmap.”
- They also stated that they were “also challenged by time constraints regarding distribution of reports and would have preferred more time.”