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Has there been a real ‘dialogue’ between Ghana and China? [Article]

Relations between two sovereign nations should be conducted on the basis that both are adults. Adults discuss the real issues that threaten to derail their relationships. If they live closely together and an important fence that serves them both breaks down, they try to find realistic ways of repairing the damage. They – like children – offer to share their ...

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I’m confident gov’t will stop galamsey – Okyenhene

Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin II, has urged all Ghanaians to have confidence in the Akufo Addo administration to bring an end to the galamsey menace facing this country. Speaking at a ceremony to mark this year’s World Environment Day Celebration at Kyebi in the Eastern Region, the overlord of the Akyem Abuakwa traditional area who was the chairman of the ...

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Galamsey fight: River Pra showing signs of improvement

The fight launched by the Media Coalition Against Galamsey is yielding some positive results, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Twifo Atti-Morkwa, has disclosed. Mr Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi, who made this known when he led journalists to the River Pra on Saturday said: “we are grateful to the government and Coalition of the Media, our river is showing some changes.” ...

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‘Tontokrom galamsey soldiers’ name Commanding Officer

The military personnel seen to be providing security for Geo Professional Services, a mining company, in Tontokrom, in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, named Lt. Col. Sebastian Abraham Arhin, the Commanding Officer (CO) of 4 Infantry Battalion situated in the Ashanti Region, as the one who dispatched them there. During a visit by the Lands and Natural ...

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Small-scale mining ban to exceed six months if… – Amewu

The ban on small-scale mining may extend beyond the stipulated six months. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Peter Amewu, has stressed that the ban will not be lifted unless the objectives for the imposition are met within the six months. The government imposed the six-month ban on small-scale mining as part of efforts to end illegal mining and its ...

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Give mining sector agencies prosecution powers – CSO 

A civil society group, Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) is advocating for agencies in charge of mining activities to be given the power to prosecute offenders of mining laws in Ghana. According to CEPIL, such powers were taken from the sector agencies when a new law – Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (703) was enacted to repeal a previous ...

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Citi FM hits streets for second phase of #StopGalamseyNow campaign [Photos]

Staff of Citi FM and volunteers were on some principal streets of Accra to continue the #StopGalamseyNow campaign, this time with emphasis on creating awareness on the levels of pollution in water bodies across the country. The campaign, which officially started on April 3, 2017, highlights dire effects of illegal mining on the environment, and Citi FM staff and volunteers were again distributing ...

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#StopGalamseyNow campaign turns attention to water bodies

Citi FM will take its #StopGalamseyNow campaign to its next phase on Friday morning to draw attention to the effects of illegal mining on the country’s water bodies. The campaign, which officially started on April 3, focused on environmental degradation but Staff of the company will again hit the streets and narrow the awareness to the increasing cost of water ...

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Gov’t will cater for welfare of illegal miners – Amewu

Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has urged illegal miners to take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the government under the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) to make a living. He said the MMIP, a five-year initiative adopted by the Ministry, embodies a livelihood empowerment project for the miners, revision of mining laws ...

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Excavators will now operate with permits – Amewu

Earth moving machines will henceforth operate with permits in the country, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has said. He told Citi News in an interview that, excavators found scavenging for gold without permit will be destroyed. “What we want to do is that, if you own an excavator, and for some reason you want that ...

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