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Adansi Traditional Council urges gov’t to build gold refinery

The Adansi Traditional Council in the Ashanti Region has asked the government to consider setting up a gold refinery in Adansi to refine gold under the One-District, One-Factory initiative to create jobs for the youth. The Council also appealed to the government to release the accumulated funds in the Obuasi Community Trust Fund, which was established during the AngloGold Ashanti ...

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Small-scale miners to meet over mining ban extension

The Association of Small Scale Miners will meet today [Friday] over government’s decision to extend the ban on small-scale mining. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu announced the extension at an awards ceremony by the Bureau of Research, Governance, Commerce and Administration, saying the move had become necessary after small-scale miners failed to meet the target set ...

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Small scale mining ban extended again

The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has for the third time extended the ban placed on all forms of small-scale mining. Following the widespread devastation of water resources and forest reserves as a result of the activities of illegal mining, government, in January 2017 placed a ban on small scale mining for a period of six months. The ban was ...

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Release Exton Cubic’s equipment – Minister to police

Ibrahim Mahama

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has requested that the impounded mining equipment belonging to Ibrahim Mahama’s E&P be released back to Exton Cubic Group Limited. Mr. Osei Mensah’s action follows advice from the Attorney General urging him to do so. This is according to a letter sighted by Citi News from the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council to the Ashanti ...

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We will still pursue Ibrahim Mahama, Exton Cubic – Dame

A Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, has given some indications the government intends to further pursue the case of the legitimacy of Exton Cubic Group Limited’s permits to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest Reserve. This is after an Accra High Court on Thursday overturned the decision by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, to ...

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Court quashes Amewu’s withdrawal of Exton Cubic’s license

An Accra High Court has quashed the decision by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, to revoke the mining lease of mining company, Exton Cubic Group Limited, to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest Reserve. According to the court, the Minister, Peter Amewu, exceeded his powers by withdrawing the license of ...

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Gov’t to halt projects on Sakumono Ramsar site

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, says government will resort to the law courts to halt all projects on encroached portions of the Sakumono Ramsar Site. The site used to be a habitat for fishes and other water creatures, as well as a stopover for migrating birds. It emerged during the Minister’s tour today [Tuesday], that a ...

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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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