Mining, manufacturing push producer inflation down

Producer prices in the country for September 2016 have seen a decrease as the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has announced that the Producer Price Index (PPI) has declined to 9.7percent from 11.2percent recorded in August.This means that, on an annual basis, ... — Read More

Spio-Garbrah warns of spate of illegal miners on agric sector

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has warned that the country risks losing the agriculture sector if the activities of illegal miners is not stopped by authorities responsible for checking its spread.“Illegal mining (Galamsey) is an area where ... — Read More

Mineworkers warn of activities of illegal miners

The Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned that if steps are not taken to stop the activities of illegal miners, the union would withdraw its services to the industry.“Considering the dangers posed by this ... — Read More

Ex AGI boss makes case for regularising ‘galamsey’  

One of Ghana’s finest industrialists, Tony Oteng-Gyasi has strongly advocated the need to revise rules and regulations governing mining in the country to enable independent local artisanal gold miners to meaningfully contribute to the growth of the economy.He further asked that the miners, ... — Read More

Prestea underground mine starts mid-2017

Golden Star Resources has announced that commercial production at the underground mine at Prestea in the Western Region will start in mid next year.Bringing Prestea underground back into production is a major milestone for Golden Star and the local community – ... — Read More

Illegal miners to be flushed out of Obuasi mine

Government has successfully deployed security forces to remove illegal miners from some key areas of the Obuasi mine, after AngloGold Ashanti made it clear that the presence of these miners would likely prompt a forced withdrawal of the remaining staff performing ... — Read More

Mining sector makes safety a priority

Mr. Sulemanu Koney, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines says the country’s mining sector is making strong progress in efforts at keeping employees of the mines safe as available statistics show drastic decline in accidents and injuries.Mine fatalities ... — Read More

Miners blame tax woes on perception

The current tax regime does not support the growth of the mining industry because the ‘real’ cost of production is not properly understood, Augustine Wireko Asubonteng, Acting Vice President and Head of Finance, Gold Fields West Africa Region has said.According to ... — Read More

Chamber of Mines launches 2016 industry awards

Ghana Chamber of Mines has launched this year’s Ghana Mining Industry Awards to recognise excellence and the contribution of mining companies and individuals to the development of the country.The award which is the second since its inception in 2015 is on ... — Read More

Mines Chamber applauds supplier strategy programme

The Ghana Chamber of Mines says the development in the country's mining sector can be attributed to successful implementation of the National Supplier Development Programme.The Programme is meant to support local companies deliver selected inputs for the mining industry and serve ... — Read More

Settle small scale mining issues at local level

The District and Municipal Mining Committees have been urged to settle small-scale mining issues at the local level and avoid transferring them to the regional level. The Minerals Commission's Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division,Mr Richard Kofi Afenu, ... — Read More

Iduapriem Mine support Tarkwa Prisons

AngloGold Ashanti (Iduapriem Mine) has donated eight sets of 40-inch flat screen television set and twenty wall fans for inmates at the Tarkwa Prisons in the Western Region.Presenting the items, the Managing Director of Iduapriem Mine, Mr. Sicelo Ntuli said the gesture ... — Read More

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