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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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Gov’t bans export of rosewood, stops issuance of permits

Ministerial Vetting

John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has revealed a ban has been placed on the export of rosewood across the country as part of efforts to bring sanity in the forestry sector. He said the ban also gives a directive to the Forestry Commission to stop the issuance of felling permits for rosewood. “We will embark on ...

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Atta Akyea, Joe Ghartey named in ministerial list

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The Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa South constituency, Samuel Atta Akyea, has made it unto Nana Akufo-Addo’s ministerial list, and would be expected to head the Ministry of Works and Housing if approved by Parliament. MP for Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region, Joe Ghartey, has also been nominated for the Ministry of Railways Development. This was in a ...

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