Tag Archives: Small scale mining

Small-scale miners angry over extension of mining ban

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners, is unhappy about government’s decision to extend the ban on small-scale mining by three more months. According to them, it appears they have been targeted by the ban which does not apply to large-scale miners despite the fact that both small and large-scale mining is regulated by the same law. Last Friday, ...

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Ban on small scale mining extended by 3-months

Government has announced an extension of the ban on all forms of small scale mining in the country by three months. The Lands and Natural resources, John Peter Amewu, who made the announcement today, Friday, said the ban is expected to be lifted by January 2018. The extension comes not long after some small scale miners in the Ashanti Region, ...

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4-day PanAfGeo training on artisanal and small scale Mining launched

A four-day PanAfGeo training on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining has been launched in Accra. The PanAfGeo project is a European Union and Africa initiative aimed at improving and reinforcing geo-scientific skills for African Geological Surveys. The training brought together 40 Ghanaian geoscientists, and 11 others from Sierra Leon, Gambia, Liberia and Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of the training, ...

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Group threatens demo in U.S over withdrawal of Exton Cubic’s permit

Members of a group calling itself Ashanti Youth for development are threatening to stage a massive demonstration in the United States next Thursday against the Akufo-Addo government, for revoking the mining license of Exton Cubic Group Limited. According to them, the planned demonstration will coincide with President Akuffo-Addo’s visit to the U.S for the UN General Assembly Meeting. Exton Cubic ...

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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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Gov’t should’ve engaged us in galamsey fight – Small-scale miners

The fight against illegal mining would have been better served if government engaged small-scale miners instead of banning them, a spokesperson for small-scale miners in the Ashanti Region has suggested. The spokesperson, Francis Opoku, noted that the government kept aligning small scale miners with illegalities hence their protest in Kumasi on Tuesday. The protest was against the government’s temporary ban on ...

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Small scale miners to hit streets over mining ban

Small scale miners in the Ashanti Region are threatening to hit the streets soon if the temporary ban placed on small scale mining activities is not lifted immediately. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources imposed the six-month ban as part of efforts to rid the mining sector of illegal miners. Although the six months have elapsed, the Minister is ...

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Ban importation of chamfans – Small scale miners to gov’t

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners wants a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing, and transportation of dredgers, also known as Chamfans, into the country. According to the Secretary of the Association, Godwin Amarh, the continuous operation of the dredgers after the moratorium on small-scale mining and the activities of the anti-galamsey task-force known as Operation Vanguard has affected ...

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Galamsey fight will continue to the end – Nana Addo

The government has every intention and the resolve to see the fight against illegal mining to the desired end, President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured. “Having begun it, we are not turning back until we make sure that our future is protected,” the President stressed during an address to the Ghanaian community in Belgium on Tuesday. He was speaking ahead of the ...

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Ban small-scale mining for 10 years – MP

The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South in the Central Region, Kwaku Ricketts Hagan has called for a ten- year ban on all forms of small scale mining. He believes this will ensure proper streamlining of small-scale mining. Government imposed the six-month ban on small-scale mining as part of efforts to end illegal mining and its degrading effects on ...

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