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Galamsey on top of agenda for Lands Minister nominee

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Lands and Forestry Minister Nominee, John Peter Amewu has said the NPP government will build the capacity of illegal miners to ensure they go through sustainable mining processes. This he believes will ensure the country’s attainment of renewable mining activities. Ghana over the years has suffered adversely from the activities of illegal miners. The informal activities have caused damage to ...

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Creation of Railways Ministry will defeat trucks cartel- Railway workers

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The Ghana Railway Workers Union has expressed its readiness to work with the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to implement the vision of the government for the Railway industry. President Akufo-Addo yesterday announced plans to create a new ministry solely responsible for railway development and named Mr. Joe Ghartey as the Minister nominated to oversee the activities of the industry, subject to ...

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Kyebi water treatment plant opens; operates occasionally

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Citi Business News has gathered that the Kyebi water treatment plant which was shut down last year due to the effect of activities of galamsey operators, has started operating intermittently. The plant was shut down in August last year because activities of illegal gold miners had left the natural water bodies not treatable for onward distribution. “The plant has indeed ...

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Mining sector must have separate local content law- GMWU

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The General Secretary of the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU), Mr Prince William Ankrah has called for a local content law to specifically address issues in the mining sector. Speaking at the National Executive Council Meeting of the Union in Accra, Mr Ankrah said over the last 100 years Ghanaian involvement in the mining economy had been abysmally low. According ...

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Mine workers livid over protracted wage discussions

General Secretary of the Ghana Mine Workers’ Union, Prince William Ankrah

The Ghana Mine Workers’ Union (GMWU) has given the strongest indication yet not to tolerate what it describes as undue delays in salary negotiations for its members from next year. The mine workers argue that the increasing number of protracted negotiations is likely to ruin the sector’s output if workers are continuously marginalized. “We remain committed to the course of ...

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Unstable gold prices affecting mining sector – Chamber of Mines President

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The Ghana Chamber of Mines has stated that current fluctuations in the prices of gold on the global market, make it difficult to put a definite price on the commodity. The Chamber argues that the development also makes it challenging for mining companies and other industry players to make informed decisions using the price of gold. Global developments have made ...

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Newmont Ahafo mine is mining company of the year

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Newmont Gold Ghana Limited- Ahafo mine, has been awarded as the mining company of the year 2015. The company, beat off competition from about a dozen others to win the coveted prize at this year’s Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA). The company, in addition, topped in four other award categories on the night. Organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines ...

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President Mahama opens gold refinery in Ghana [Photos]

Gold coast refinery

President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the Gold Coast (GC) Refinery Ghana Limited, which officials say is the largest gold refinery in West Africa and the second largest in Africa. Located within the Airport Light Industrial Area in Accra, the $110 million plant has the capacity to refine raw dust, scrap gold and other precious metals up to 180 metric ...

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Govt to track earth moving equipment to protect the environment

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Government will soon roll out a system that will track all earth moving equipment in the mining industry in a bid to monitor their impact on the environment. This is expected to commence after process of classifying activities in the mining sector is completed. President John Mahama who disclosed this explained that the reclassification will also deepen regulation in the ...

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Attacks on Dangote Cement misplaced- CEO

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Dangote Cement Company has described as unfair recent attacks on the company even though it has not infringed on any law of the country. The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana(CMAG) in a recent press conference attacked Dangote, calling on government to restrict importation of cement from Nigeria in retaliation of a similar ban imposed on some Ghanaian goods by the ...

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