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Category: ASM Salt

‘White gold’, distress and anger

Big salt mining companies mostly multinationals have overrun the Keta Lagoon Basin, in South Eastern Ghana, in search of ‘white gold’, driving the artisanal and small scale traditional salt miners out of their livelihoods, communal heritage and resource, the lagoon, where they fish and mine salt, writes *Cornelius Adedze. Yawovi, looks forlorn and deject-ed as…
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‘Govt repositioning mining sector for economic growth’

The Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has said government will reposition the mining and energy sectors to deepen its contribution to economic growth. He stated that with the country’s track record in mining, it had become necessary to deepen the contribution of the sector by making it attractive…
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High school accuses Diamond Salt of pollution

Afiadenyigba Senior High School (Afiasec) in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region has accused Diamond Salt Mining Company of disposing of saline water into a pond close to the school. According to school authorities, Diamond Salt – after extracting salt from its trapped underground water along the Keta Lagoon which it uses for…
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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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