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Operation Vanguard arrest 2 Chinese, Ghanaian accomplices for illegal mining

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 ZhiHai, 51, have been handed over to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining…
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NGOs march to demand protection of Atewa Forest from mining

group of civil society organisations marched in Accra to protest against the mining of bauxite in the #Atewa Forest. Together with members of the general public, the CSOs poured onto the streets of Accra to peacefully protest government’s plan to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest. The group says mining of bauxite in commercial quantities…
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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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Government seeks $200m to ensure sustainable mining

Government is seeking to raise some $200 million from donors for the implementation of the Multi- Sectorial Mining Integration Project which seeks to ensure sustainable mining in the country. The World Bank and the Australian government have already committed $30 million and $500,000 respectively for the implementation of the project The Multi- Sectorial Mining Integration…
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Mining leases without ratification is due to delays at ministry – Aubynn

A former Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission and founder of the African Institute for Extractive Industries think tank, Dr Toni Aubynn says many major mining companies in Ghana have not had their mining leases ratified by Parliament because of the enormous work at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. According to him, the…
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New policy framework on small-scale mining out on Friday

Government will on Friday, December 14, 2018, announce a new policy framework aimed at regularizing and reforming mining activities in the country. The framework was drawn by the Inter-Ministerial Committee against Illegal Mining which was established to supervise the ban on small-scale mining. At a media briefing in Takoradi on Sunday, the Minister of Information,…
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Mining companies default in dividend payment for 10 years

The government is beginning an immediate audit of the books and operational modules of all mining companies in the country. The move is to unravel the circumstances under which most of the companies have failed to pay dividends to the state for the past decade although they are in business. The Minister of Lands and…
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Illegal mining: We need to reinforce fight

News that the Bunso Water Treatment Plant in the Eastern Region has been shut down as a result of the over-pollution of the Birim River from galamsey activities in the community is very bad not only for the people in the area but the nation at large. It is sad to note that this is…
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