The program seeks to:
• Increase the production of quarry products through financial support
• Establish equity in selected quarry mines
• Execute value addition projects i.e., manufacturing of granite and marble slabs
• Maximize the royalty accrued from the quarry industry to the Fund
SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES (SPVs)
The Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) incorporated Agyapa Royalties Limited, a pure gold royalties company,in November 2019, and will receive a portion of the Fund’s gold royalty’s income from specified mining leases. Agyapa Royalties will specialise in providing finance to fund exploration and production projects for mining companies and in return, receive royalties on the project’s production, or rights to a stream of gold. The key benefit of royalty companies is that they provide exposure to a mining company’s performance and growth without exposure to operating and capital costs.
It is the MIIF’s intention to list Agyapa in order to raise a diversified source of long term capital. Currently, Agyapa is 100% owned by MIIF on behalf of the Government of Ghana (GoG). Once the Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Ghana Stock Exchange, MIIF will be the largest shareholder, hence Agyapa Royalties will be ultimately majority-owned by the GoG.