Tag Archives: Peter Amewu

Amewu moves to deal with ‘illegal buyers’ of gov’t lands

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has promised a massive crackdown on the sale of government lands to politicians and other private individuals. To this end, he says the Ministry is putting a land acquisition policy in place to check the practice where state lands are sold to the aforementioned category of people. The Ministry some two months ago ...

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Exton Cubic finally sues Amewu over withdrawal of permit

After a number of threats, the embattled mining company, Exton Cubic Group Limited, has sued the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources over the Ministry’s revocation of their mining permits. The Minister, John Peter Amewu, revoked the company’s leases and licenses to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest Reserve, describing the company’s operations there as ...

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Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu

Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is inevitable because the moratorium had not achieved a substantial amount of ...

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We’re procuring drones worth $3m for galamsey fight – Amewu

Government says it is in the process of procuring drones worth $3 million to augment the fight against illegal mining also known as galamsey in the country. Speaking to Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu said this is part of a grand strategy to effectively clamp down on illegal miners. “We are in ...

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We’ll biometrically register small scale miners – Amewu

Government has announced that it will soon register all small scale miners across the country biometrically. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, who made the announcement said this will help the Ministry to effectively monitor small scale miners’ activities. “I can assure you that there is going to be a biometric registration of all small scale miners ...

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Revoking our license bad for private investors – Exton Cubic

Mining firm, Exton Cubic Group, has lamented that the revocation of their exploration permit by government will deter private investors from creating jobs in Ghana. In a fresh letter addressed to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resource, and signed by Managing Director of Exton Cubic, Augustus Amegashie, the company said “your action in disrespecting the sanctity of signed agreements will ...

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Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the full rigors of the law.” “All Foreigners who are still involved ...

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Amewu didn’t call for dismissal of NDC public servants – Lands Ministry

The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has dismissed media reports which claimed that the sector minister, John Peter Amewu called for the dismissal of public sector workers who were appointed under the Mahama government. A statement from the Public Relations unit of the ministry described the reports as “untrue.” Mr. Amewu is reported to have said that if he had ...

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Gov’t lands will be protected from encroachers – Amewu

Individuals and developers who have illegally acquired Government vested lands across the country will soon lose these lands and face the law. This is according to Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu. Reports of encroachment on these lands have led to violence in parts of Shai Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region and other parts of the country. ...

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Minister orders closure of illegal mining pits in Talensi

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources,  John Peter Amewu has ordered for the permanent closure of all illegal mining pits in Gbane mining site  of the Talensi District of the Upper East Region to prevent loss of lives and curb the menace of Galamsey. The Minister disclosed this during a working visit to Shaanxi Mining Company Limited on Thursday, ...

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