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SMALL SCALE & ARTISANAL MINING

Salt importation stifling local salt wining industry

Some artisanal salt winers are lamenting about salt importation into the country, a situation they say is  threatening their livelihood.   Leader of the Ada Songor Salt Cooperative, Aaron Larweh Hushie said the excessive importation does not favour the local salt producers in the country. He said government’s decision to subsidize imports on salt from Brazil…
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Ghana loses millions of dollars to under exploitation of salt

Ghana is losing millions of dollars it could have generated from exportation of salt due to under exploitation of the resource and lack of effective government policies in the sector. According to statistics, Ghana has the potential to produce up to three million metric tonnes of salt annually along its 500 km coastal line. Currently,…
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‘Salt importation from Brazil stifling employment creation’

The Coordinator of the Third World Network (TWN) Africa, Dr Yao Graham, has expressed disquiet over the importation of salt from Brazil to Ghana. He said the development was stifling local production of the mineral and was a disincentive for employment creation in the country. At a two-day national conference on artisanal small-scale mining in…
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Artisanal Mining in Ghana needs serious domestic boost – Dr Yao Graham

peaking on artisanal mining in Ghana, Coordinator of the Third World Network – Africa (TWN), Dr. Yao Graham, raised a serious concern over a worrying economic trend affecting the salt industry. He stated that instead of policies being mapped to grow the salt industry by empowering local producers – foreign direct investment as a result…
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Aisha Huang Release: You’re ungrateful and deceitful – Chief Biney tells Akufo-Addo

The Deputy National Organizer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney Nixon has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as deceitful and an ungrateful person, following the release and deportation of the Galamsey Queen Aisha Huang. Read More

‘Galamstop’ Taskforce for protection of Birim River inaugurated

The Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has inaugurated a “Galamstop” Taskforce to protect the Birim River and its tributaries in the Eastern Region from pollution. The 62-member taskforce have been given training in diving, swimming and other techniques at Asutuare to aid them in their activities, while boats have been acquired…
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