Tag Archives: Small Scale Miners

Gov’t to vet small-scale miners in 2018 – Nana Addo

Government will this year (2018), begin vetting all small-scale miners across the country to regularize and monitor their activities. The move will ensure that small-scale mining is done in a responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner. This was disclosed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the commissioning of the Secretariat for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) at Cantonments ...

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Small scale miner jailed for raping 8-year-old

A Tarkwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 30-year-old small-scale miner to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an 8-year-old school girl. The convict, Augustine Afrifa, pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement and was sentenced on his own plea. The Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mrs. Juliana Essel-Dadzie, told the court that the victim lived with her ...

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Our protest was peaceful – Small scale miners challenge police

Despite the arrests and firing of tear gas during a protest by members of the Small-scale Miners Association in Kumasi, the association maintains that the protest was within the confines of the law. Police had said the protesters breached the public order act as some of them were seen to be carrying “offensive implements.” But speaking on Eyewitness News, a spokesperson for ...

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Stop issuing small scale miners permits – Minister to EPA

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng has advised the new members of the Board of Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to halt the issuance of permit to small scale miners. The Minister believes this is necessary until such a time that the country will be rid of all harm caused by those whose activities ...

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Flout ban on mining at your risk – Amewu warns small-scale miners

The government has warned the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners that any attempt to breach the six-month freeze on all forms of small-scale mining will be considered as a violation of the laws of the country. If they do return to mining sites, the security forces would be awaiting them, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu ...

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We’ll demonstrate if… – Small scale miners

Small scale miners in Ghana are threatening to hit the streets with a massive demonstration if government goes ahead to ban their activities in the country. “Small scale miners are against the six month moratorium for us to stop work and they are planning to go on a demonstration. We the leaders are holding them on, but how long can ...

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