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NPP Australia branch honours Peter Amewu for galamsey fight

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Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has been honoured by the Western Australia chapter of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), at a brief ceremony at Perth, Australia. Mr. Amewu was acknowledged for his significant role in the fight against illegal mining since he was appointed to serve in the Akufo-Addo government. Mr. Amewu, who received a plaque and ...

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Gov’t will decentralize waste management – Amewu

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Government has announced that it will soon decentralize waste management processes in Ghana. Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu who made the announcement said the move will effectively remedy the improper handling of all forms of waste. The move is to among other things help break the seeming monopoly of Zoomlion Company. This according to the Minister says ...

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Exton Cubic has no cause to complain – Amewu

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Exton Cubic Group Limited’s complaints about the revocation of its license are unjustified, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has stated. The Exton Cubic threatened to use available legal means to overturn government’s revocation of its license, but Mr. Amewu maintains the mining company’s processes in acquiring the lease were questionable. “The processes leading to the grant ...

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We’ll sue gov’t over withdrawal of exploration permit – Exton Cubic

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Exton Cubic Group Limited has said it will turn to the courts of law over government’s revocation of its exploration license for bauxite in the Tano Offin Forest reserve. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu, had explained that the directive was issued because the company’s three mining leases were invalid. Mr. Amewu explained that the company’s failure ...

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Amewu revokes Exton Cubic’s exploration permit

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The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has directed Exton Cubic Group Limited, to discontinue exploration for bauxite in the Tano Offin Forest reserve because their three mining leases are invalid. Addressing the media on Monday, the Minister said the company’s failure to provide key documents covering its acceptance of the lease, notice of pendency, environmental impact ...

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I’m not deterred by ‘spying’ device – Amewu

Ministerial Vetting

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said he is not deterred in his fight against illegal mining, following the discovery of an audiovisual recording device that was hidden in his office. The supposed spying device believed to have been secretly planted in the office was discovered on Monday by national security operatives. The National Security ...

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Amewu garners support for Galamsey fight from African missions

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The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has been courting the support of African Heads of missions in the fight against illegal mining. According to him, the menace defies boundaries hence the need for a concerted continental effort to combat it. Speaking at an interactive session with African diplomatic missions in Accra on the effects of illegal ...

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Gov’t suspends Chinese mining firm’s operations in Talensi

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The government has temporarily suspended the operations of Shaanxi Ghana Mining Company Limited operating in Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region. According to a letter signed by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, the suspension is to allow for thorough investigations into the company’s underground operations, and the alleged death of about ...

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Bawumia commends Amewu for bravery in galamsey fight

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has lauded the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, for his brave efforts in fighting against illegal mining, also known as galamsey, in the country. The Vice President said “John Peter Amewu is a gem, a gem of the Gbi state, he is a gem for the Volta Region and a gem of ...

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Illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting program – Amewu

Ministerial Vetting

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said that all illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting and other reclamation programmes to help restore lands affected by the illegal activity. According to him, this could serve as an alternative source of livelihood for the illegal miners who have been ordered to cease their activities. Speaking ...

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