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Tackle galamsey as a property rights problem – Franklin Cudjoe

President of policy think tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has urged government to also address illegal mining as a property rights issue to stand a chance of winning the battle against it. Mr. Cudjoe also indicated that the red tape and the cost involved in securing small scale mining licences contributed to the upscale in illegal mining. “This is clearly ...

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Gov’t has been proactive in combating ‘galamsey’ but… – Inusah Fuseini

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Inusah Fuseini has downplayed assertions that government has failed to proactively address the menace of illegal mining in the country. He however indicated that a novel and sustainable approach to combating illegal mining was needed if any progress was to be made. “The government has not failed in dealing with galamsey. There are challenges ...

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Galamsey also poses serious health threats – Environmentalist

The Director of the Institute of Environment and Sanitation at the University of Ghana, Dr. Chris Gordon, has warned of far-reaching effects of illegal mining painting a gloomy picture of the health implications for the average Ghanaian. Aside the obvious effects to farmlands and water bodies, Dr. Gordon highlighted the effects of the chemicals used in illegal mining which eventually make ...

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Akesse Brempong to launch debut album

Inspirational contemporary gospel musician, Akesse Brempong, is set to launch his debut album on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The twelve track album titled Songs in the night will be launched at the Pentecost International Worship Center, Dansoman – Accra, with support from Cwesi Oteng, Eugene Zuta, Bra Kwaku, Faffa, Qhakrah, Sollo7 and Esaias. Since the release of his debut single, ...

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Galamsey: The untold truth

Abubakari Sadiq, a galamsey miner at Konongo Odumasi, has seen 30 colleagues die in mine pit collapses over his 23-year mining career. He has also seen countless miners die of silicosis, an incurable disease which affects the lungs, because of years of inhaling dust from the stones being ground to extract the gold. But he says he does not care. ...

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