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I wasn’t aware of Galamsey activities – Prestea DCE

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Prestea-Huni Valley in the Western Region, Mozart Kwaku Owu, has said the presence of illegal miners in the area came as a surprise to him. Speaking in the aftermath of the death of about 14 persons when a pit they were mining in collapsed on Monday, Mr. Owu stated that, the area where the incident ...

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‘We’ll protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers’ – Director

Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to prevent illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance of the river to protect it from the activities of Galamseyers “so the public should not worry at all.” The Director was speaking to ...

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Has there been a real ‘dialogue’ between Ghana and China? [Article]

Relations between two sovereign nations should be conducted on the basis that both are adults. Adults discuss the real issues that threaten to derail their relationships. If they live closely together and an important fence that serves them both breaks down, they try to find realistic ways of repairing the damage. They – like children – offer to share their ...

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Gov’t losing momentum in galamsey fight – Akandor

The government is gradually losing momentum in the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. This is according to a former Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwabena Mintah Akandor, who has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is not using the right approach to fighting the illegality. He said the efforts of the new government ...

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Small scale miner in court for assaulting lover

A small scale miner, Quashie Dzumako, has appeared before the Tarkwa Circuit Court for unlawfully causing harm to his lover Sabina Aba Arthur. The accused person denied the offense and the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew granted him bail in the sum of GHȼ4,000.00 to reappear on July 5. Prosecuting Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman said both ...

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China supports our galamsey fight – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has downplayed possible concerns the support Ghana is getting from China could compromise efforts against illegal mining, of which Chinese nationals are known to be heavily engaged in. According to him, China is happy with Ghana’s clamp down on illegal mining, which has seen a significant number of Chinese nationals in Ghana arrested. Dr. Bawumia ...

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Callousness of State officials killing people everywhere in the world [Article]

QUOTE: “Grenfell Tower fire is ‘corporate manslaughter’ and arrests must be made, says LABOUR MP David Lammy ‘We should call it what it is; it’s corporate manslaughter, that’s what it is and there should be arrests made, frankly,” the Tottenham MP said. These words, uttered by Mr David Lammy, one of the few black Members of the British Parliament, gave ...

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We’ll fight galamsey fiercely despite resistance – Minister  

The Ministry of the Interior has reiterated its commitment to vigorously support government’s fight against illegal mining. It said the government will deal firmly with persons who carry out the illegal act regardless of their political affiliations and resistance. The Deputy Interior Minister, Henry Quartey, who made the comments said despite the resistance from some perpetrators, the government is determined ...

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Effective policy needed to conserve the environment – Chamber of Mines

The Ghana Chamber of Mines used the commemoration of World Environmental Day to reiterate the need for effective policy implementation from government to sustain the conservation of Ghana’s natural resources. The Chamber noted “weak regulatory oversight and parochial political considerations” as contributors to the proliferation and escalation of illegal mining, which has been acknowledged as one of the major threat to Ghana’s ...

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Zambia deports 31 Chinese illegal miners

Dozens of Chinese nationals who had been held for illegal mining in Zambia have departed the African country to return home, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China had complained that Zambia provided no strong evidence of crimes committed by the 31 arrested in the copperbelt town of Chingola, including a pregnant woman and two victims of malaria. But Zambia’s ...

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