Tag Archives: Amewu

Gov’t begins moves to reclaim galamsey lands in Kyebi

The government has officially launched an ambitious plan to reclaim 18 illegal mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region. The exercise dubbed, Kyebi Reclamation Project, according to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, is in two phases, and will be replicated at illegal mining sites across the country. The Kyebi Reclamation Project is a collaboration between ...

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Comprehensive anti-galamsey plan to cost $200m

The latest cost of the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP), has been pegged at $200 million, up by $50 million in the initial estimate put forth in a policy document. “The programme, Mr. Speaker, will be implemented for five years at a total cost of $200 million aimed at sanitizing the small-scale mining landscape” the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu revealed ...

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Amewu declares war on land guards

After making some inroads in his fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, is now courting the support of traditional leaders to help government to bring an end to the use of land guards. The term ‘Land Guards’ is a local expression used to define heavily built and armed thugs ...

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NPP Australia branch honours Peter Amewu for galamsey fight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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