Category archives for: Mining

Profica Retains No.1 Spot With Sixth PMR Diamond Arrow Award

June 13, 2019//-Profica, a leading construction and property solutions company in Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Diamond Arrow Award for the 6th time, leading the Project Management category.

Ghana: Who Benefits From The Nyinahin Huge Bauxite Deposit?

Accra, Ghana, June 11, 2019//-Mineral business has been with Ghanaians for centuries with little or no ill feeling between sellers and buyers. With the advent of colonialism and neo-colonialism, however, there seem to be mistrust between mineral owners and buyers who happen to be multi-nationals whose only interest is profit.

Economic Impact of Mining in Ghana  

Accra, Ghana, June 10, 2019//-The World Bank has recently published a report that shows that Ghana has now surpassed South Africa as the leading producer of gold in Africa – exporting 158 tonnes of gold in 2018, making close to 15% increase over the previous year.

How the Commonwealth Blue Charter Is a Beacon Of Hope For The future Of Ocean Governance

To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how his organisation’s Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance.  June 7, 2019//-In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, 11,000 km beneath the sea surface, lies the deepest known point in […]

To Mine Bauxite In Atewa Or To Preserve: Reliving The Environmental Kuznets Hypothesis?

Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2019//- In 2018, Ghana’s parliament approved a $2bn Ghana-Sinohydro infrastructure agreement.

Ghana: Delays in Disbursement of Funds Undermine the Work of Minerals Dev’t Fund

Accra, Ghana, May 16, 2019//-Perennial delays in the disbursement of the 20% mining royalty to the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) have undermined the work of the fund and its newly constituted board.

Queenmother Calls on Gov’t to Properly Regulate MDF to Transform Mining Areas

Accra, Ghana, May 16, 2019//-Nana Adwoa Tanaa II, the Paramount Queenmother of the Bogoso Traditional Area in the Western Region of Ghana has called on the government to properly regulate the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) to transform the mining communities in the country.

World Bank Supports Ghana to Address Negative Impacts of Artisanal Mining, Logging

Washington, USA, May 6, 2019—Rural communities in four regions of Ghana currently affected by the environmental damage and pollution associated with destructive artisanal mining and logging practices are to benefit from a scale up of the Ghana Forest Investment Program.

Why the Law Should Not Permit Foreign Participation in Ghana’s Dev’t Minerals Sector

Accra, Ghana, May 2, 2019//-Section 79 of Ghana’s Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) allows a non-citizen to apply for industrial mineral rights provided the proposed investment in the mineral operations is greater than $10 million.

Ghana: Minister Resigns Over Leaked Tape

Accra, Ghana, April 29, 2019//-A Ghanaian Minister of State at the Presidency, Rockson Bukari, today resigned over an alleged leaked tape of him trying to prevent a Starr FM Upper East Regional correspondent from publishing a damaging story about Shaanxi Mining, a Chinese company operating in the area.

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