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Samson Addo’s thoughts …Galamsey is killing renewable energy dream

Ghana, a peaceful west African nation, is known for its welcoming people. It was the dream of the First president of the then Gold...

Now that the ban on small-scale mining has been lifted

At the height of the galamsey menace, many agric-industry stakeholders bemoaned the magnitude of destruction that had been visited on the country’s landscape. Indeed,...

Ban on small-scale mining boosts water quality

Government’s embargo placed on the activities of small-scale mining companies has led to an improvement of the water quality in rivers and other water-bodies...

DONE DEAL …US2$bn bauxite deal finalised in China

Government has concluded the US$2billion bauxite deal with Sinohydro Group Limited after a meeting between President Nana Akufo Addo and China’s President Xi Jinping...

Galamsey’s health hazards far greater!

While the country is battling with the menace of illegal mining, government has yet again issued a public health alert about the consequences of...

Gov’t needs US$400m to clean Ankobra River

Government has estimated US$400million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content from the Ankobra River in the Western Region,...

‘Galamsey’ activities stalling sustainable fishery efforts

Despite an extended government ban on illegal mining and deployment of a joint task force to curb the menace, ‘galamsey’ activities along communities on...

Quit or face prosecution – Defence Minister tells illegal miners

The Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has sent a very strong signal to illegal miners known in the local parlance as galamsayers, who are...

High Court orders for Exton Cubic licence to be restored

An Accra High Court presided by Justice Ackah-Boafo has today ruled against the decision by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu,...

Small-scale miners lose US$551m due to ban

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) has disclosed that the industry has lost some US$551million and still counting due to the...

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