Strategic Partners



ALS Global

As one of the world’s largest and most diversified testing services providers, ALS has sites strategically located around the world to provide accurate and timely services with operations in more than 350 locations, in 55 countries, and on six continents.
TAB-Forest utilizes ALS for all of its geological testing needs to confirm gold resources in the ground on all of its mining-related joint ventures.


Precious Minerals Marketing Company

The Precious Minerals Marketing Company, commonly referred to as “PMMC”, was established in 1963 as Ghana Diamond Marketing Board charged with the responsibility for the purchase and marketing of the country’s diamonds. In 1965, by Legislative Instrument (LI) 401, the Company was incorporated as a State Owned Enterprise (SOE). With the promulgation of the diamonds decree (NRCD 32) in 1972, LI 916 was enacted to change the company’s name to Diamond Marketing


The Minerals Commission

The Minerals Commission is a government agency established under Article 269 of the 1992 Constitution and the Minerals Commission Act 1993 (Act 450). The Minerals Commission as the main promotional and regulatory body for the minerals sector in Ghana is responsible for the regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the coordination and implementation of policies relating to mining. It also ensures compliance with Ghana’s Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring.


Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners

TAB-Forest Mining is a member in good standing with the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners and has developed close ties with the Association. TAB-Forest, along with International Resource Group, has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a sweeping public-

private partnership to forge a nationwide infrastructure to deliver needed capital to the Association’s 600+ members and to regularize small scale mining activities across the nation.The initiative also involves federal and local governmental agencies and will institutionalize funding for investments back into the mining communities.


University of Mines and Technology

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) was officially commissioned by the Government of Ghana in 1953. In 1961, the Government, upon the advocacy of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, redefined the mission of TTI to incorporate the training of mining technicians and other middle level manpower for the country’s mining and related industries.
TAB-Forest and the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners work closely with UMaT to provide research, to enhance educational opportunities and to source quality personnel upon graduation.


Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), Ghana

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) is a full-service financial institution specializing in customized banking products and services. Opened on March 15, 1972, UMB is a leading Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise. Through our Corporate, Business, Private, Personal and E-Channels Banking departments, we are able to adequately address the financial needs of various segments of the market. Furthermore, our Trade, Treasury and Credit departments complement our broad range of financial services with their unique and innovative banking products. Additionally, with 36 branches located across Ghana; three UMB Centres for Businesses (Kumasi, Accra, Kasoa); one UMB PPP Incubator Centre located in Accra; and a vast ATM network, UMB makes banking easy and accessible.
UMB is currently TAB-Forest’s primary financial services vendor, providing traditional banking services, equipment financing, and bank-backed guarantees on investor capital for our small scale mine and other joint ventures.


International Resource Group

International Resource Group is owned and led by its CEO Jerry McClendon. Mr. McClendon graduated with a Masters in Taxation from Oklahoma State University in 1991 and was formerly a Certified Public Accountant. After spending seven years with Big 4 accounting firms KPMG and Ernst & Young, the bulk of his 25-year career was as a Principal with Strategic Advisory Group (acquired in 2016 by Jones Lang LaSalle),

a prominent Atlanta-based boutique consulting firm assisting governmental entities and large private developers in planning, financing, implementing and improving operations for large public, private, and public-private partnership projects. During his career, Mr. McClendon worked and coordinated with hundreds of public bodies and private stakeholders in the creation of dozens of high profile real estate projects and strategic plans around the U.S. and internationally. Today, Mr. McClendon’s focus is creating mutually beneficial partnerships among the stakeholders of Ghana’s gold mining industry and investors seeking the high returns that these partnerships can deliver. TAB-Forest has selected International Resource Group as strategic partner to bring many decades of investment to Ghana’s lucrative gold sector, and to advance other important initiatives throughout the region.