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Tag: June 2019

Illegal miners hiding behind licensed small scale miners to operate – Operation Vanguard

Operation Vanguard, a joint military-police taskforce fighting illegal mining on Wednesday arrested two Chinese and their two local accomplices suspected of mining illegally in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region. The two Chinese nationals, Wan Zhi Dong, 49 and Shi Zhi Hai, 51, have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal…
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‘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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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has begun an engagement with the Ghana Chamber of Mines and some mining companies to locally process 30 per cent of the gold mined in the country.

This is to tap into the synergies along the value chain of the mining industry to ensure that the state derives fair returns from the extractive sector. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, said it was the government’s policy to add value to the country’s natural resources and urged multinational mining…
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