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Gold Fields planned layoffs: Gov’t intervenes after workers’ protest

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, says government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with aggrieved workers of Gold Fields Ghana who have been protesting over some staff layoffs. According to him, the MoU is to ensure that the workers of the company who will be affected by the redundancy programme are re-engaged under the ...

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Help us win anti-galamsey fight – Amewu urges small-scale miners

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has told small-scale miners that until it is evident that polluted water bodies are going back to their natural ecology, the temporary ban on all forms of small-scale mining will not be lifted. He called for strong collaboration with members of the association to help win the fight against illegal ...

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Amewu justifies purchase of $3m drones to fight galamsey

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has defended government’s decision to purchase drones worth $3 million to boost the country’s fight against illegal mining. According to him, the drones, when acquired, can also help the country monitor and deal with the incidents of illegal logging in the country’s forest reserves. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Amewu said ...

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Mining ban may be extended by 3-months – Amewu

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said his outfit will be seeking at least a three-month extension to the ban on all forms of small-scale mining when Cabinet convenes. According to him, the despite some positive results yielded so far in the fight against galamsey in the country, the outcome of the campaign, in general, is ...

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Volta Regional Minister bemoans leasing of gov’t lands

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has bemoaned what he described as the reckless doling out of prime state lands in the Volta Region by the Regional Lands Officer to private individuals. The Regional Minister said his office received with shock the decision by the Regional Lands Officer, Gershon Tsraa, to grant a 99-year lease to private entities to occupy ...

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Gov’t to reopen Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping

Government has announced the reopening of the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM). The school was recently closed down following recent clashes over the acquisition of its land. Speaking at the inauguration of the governing board of the school, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, said the reopening is in line with government’s drive to get enough ...

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Lands Commission head office almost complete – Contractors

Contractors of the new ultra-modern office complex of the Ashanti Regional Head Office of the Lands Commission say the project will soon be completed and handed over for use. The new office complex which is to ensure a better working environment for workers to deliver efficient and value for money services to the public. During a tour of the facility, ...

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We’ll deal decisively with Aisha Huang despite threats – Amewu

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has said that his outfit determined to decisively apply the country’s laws against Chinese galamsey kingpin, Aisha Huang in spite of threats of protection allegedly from some top government and security officials. He said although some have argued that her alleged sexual encounters with some state officials shield her from prosecution, ...

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Illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting program – Amewu

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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Pentecostal and Charismatic Council backs galamsey fight

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has joined the fight against illegal mining popularly known to as “galamsey” and have called for drastic actions to eliminate the menace. According to the Council, the practice threatens the survival of the future generation if not given the needed attention and checked. Many communities in Ghana are currently suffering the negative effects of ...

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