Category archives for: Mining

Ghana to Lift Ban on Small-scale Mining Shortly

June 18, 2018//-Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that, shortly, government will put out a statement setting out a comprehensive roadmap, including the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining, to deal with, on a permanent basis, the grave threat of galamsey to the present and future health of Ghana.

In Ghana, Resourceful Communities Transform Landscapes, Livelihoods

Accra, June 18, 2018 – Takorayili, a village in the Northern Region of Ghana, is sprinkled with bare, scorched hills and rocky arid terrains. The soil is not able to retain rain water. It is not fertile enough to sustain the growth of plants.

Ghana: 18 Illegal Miners Arrested Along Ayanfuri-Bibiani Road

June 18, 2018//-Ghana’s anti-galamsey task force, Operation Vanguard, has arrested 18 illegal miners along the Ayanfuri-Bibiani road.

What’s So Bad About Resource Nationalism?

June 13, 2018//-Jean-Sébastien Jacques, CEO of the world’s second-largest miner, Rio Tinto, has warned that rising resource nationalism is a growing concern for miners.

Kenyan Banks Lose Out on Lamu Coal Billions  

June 13, 2018//-Kenyan banks have lost out on the lucrative financing deal for the Sh200 billion Lamu coal plant.

Ghana: Chinese Mining Firm Warns Illegal Miners

June 11, 2018//-The managers of Shaanxi Mining Ghana Limited, operating in Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, Ghana  have warned that illegal miners in the area could lose their lives if pits connecting their mine are not sealed as ordered by the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry.

Ghana: 11 Illegal Miners Arrested, 158 Floating Machines Destroyed

June 7, 2018//-The Operation Vanguard team has arrested 11 illegal miners at Ayanfuri and Bawdie along the Tarkwa-Ayanfuri road of the Western Region of Ghana.

World’s Largest Mining Firms Post Impressive Results

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 5, 2018//-The world’s 40 largest mining companies have delivered an impressive financial performance in 2017, increasing revenue by 23 per cent to USD 600 billion.

Newmont Ghana to Comply with Ahafo Mine Accident Findings  

June 5, 2018//-Newmont Ghana Limited says it will address all findings outlined in the investigative committee’s report on its Ahafo mine expansion project.

Ghana Sanctions 3 Mining Companies for Various Breaches

Accra, June 5, 2018 – In a bid to ensure the full compliance of various mining regulations in Ghana, government has imposed a fine of $2,770,400 on three companies for various mining regulation breaches that resulted in the Ahafo Mill expansion accident.

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