Category archives for: Mining

Newmont Goldcorp’s Akyem Mine Boosts Local Economies Through Its Local Content Drive  

Accra, Ghana, October 14, 2019//-Newmont Goldcorp’s Akyem Mine is investing in the communities it operates by supporting local businesses to take part in the value chain of the mining company.

Mining Companies Shun Ghana For Neighbouring Countries

Accra, Ghana, October 12, 2019//-Mining companies are shunning Ghana for its neighbouring West African countries due to the obnoxious 12.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) and other multiple taxes imposed on them by the Ghanaian government.

Tax Regime Driving Mining Exploration Away from Ghana

Accra, Ghana, October 11, 2019//-An industry assessment carried out by the Ghana Chamber of Mines has revealed that Ghana is losing potential mining investors to emerging mining destinations in the West African sub-region, particularly Burkina Faso.

Landslide at Gold Mine in Eastern Congo Kills at Least 16

October 4, 2019//-A landslide at a shuttered gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 16 people on Wednesday, the provincial governor said.

Golden Star Blames Return of Illegal Mining Activities on Lifting of Ban

  Accra, Ghana, September 30, 2019//-Ghana’s only underground mine, Golden Star Resources Limited has blamed the recent resurfacing of illegal mining activities on its Wassa mine concession on the lifting of the government’s ban on small-scale mining in the country.

Lifting the Lid on Ghana’s Illegal Small-scale Mining Problem

Shutterstock Gabriel Botchwey, University of Education and Gordon Crawford, Coventry University September 26, 2019//-Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century.

Leading Namibian Mine Deploys Standalone Software to Improve Visibility

Windhoek, Namibia, 23 September 2019/- Mining is an important pillar of the Namibian economy, contributing an estimated 12% to the country’s GDP in 2017.

Ghana: Gold Fields Damang Mine Turns Reclaimed Land Into Profitable Use

Damang, Western Region, Ghana, September 21, 2019//-Gold Fields Damang Mine has turned its reclaimed land into profitable uses, according to senior executives of the gold mining giant.

Newmont’s Ahafo Mill Expansion Project on Track to Achieve Commercial Production

Accra, Ghana, September 20, 2019//-Newmont Goldcorp Ghana announced that its Ahafo Mill Expansion project is on track to achieve commercial production in the fourth quarter of this year.

Ghana’s Mining Coys Still Face With High Cost Of Power

Tarkwa, Western Region, September 19, 2019//-Mining companies operating in Ghana are still facing the obnoxious high cost of power despite a stable supply of electricity in the West African country.

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