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

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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

Ministerial Vetting

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

Sammy Gyamfi, PRO of 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

Ministerial Vetting

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

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Peter Amewu [middle]

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

John Peter Amewu - Minister, Lands & Natural Resources

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

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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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‘Naive’ Inusah Fuseini must be queried over spying device – MP

MP for Okaikoi North constituency, Fuseini Issah

The Member of Parliament for the Okaikoi North constituency, Fuseini Issah, wants former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Inusah Fuseini, queried for not informing the security agencies before fixing an audio visual device at the ministry when he served in that office. “When it comes to devices being planted it looks all like a James Bond movie, we see ...

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Soldiers, police to chase night ‘galamseyers’, others

Ministerial Vetting

The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has said it will deploy a combined team of military and police personnel to illegal mining areas to stop galamsey. This forms part of efforts to sustain the campaign against illegal mining which has affected major river bodies and left acres of farmlands destroyed. The deployment, according to the Ministry, would be done in ...

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Nothing wrong with Fusieni’s spying device – Agalga

James Algaga

Former Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga, has defended his colleague, Inusah Fuseini, who claimed that he installed an audio visual recording device in his office, when he served as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. “He had every right to put in place additional measures to enhance his own personal safety and security, there is nothing wrong with that,” ...

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