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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


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


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


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

Mr. Tor Nygard (m)

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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Minerals Commission’s Obuasi directive will yield results – AngloGold

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AngloGold Ashanti Ghana has been given a directive aimed at restoring law and order at its Obuasi concession. An earlier statement from AngloGold copied to Citi Business News, expressed the mining company’s wish to keep their concession under strict scrutiny when they rid it of illegal mining activities. ‘The directive to clear the site of illegal mining by 10 October ...

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2 Chinese illegal miners grabbed for mining COCOBOD seed garden

Li Wen Qieng 28, and Mo Sin Shan 35

The Intelligence Department of the Ghana Cocoa Board(COCOBOD) has arrested two Chinese illegal miners for mining COCOBOD’s seed garden in Wassa Saman in the Western region. The two Chinese,  Li Wen Qieng 28, and Mo Sin Shan 35 were arrested for excavating the land in the night for gold, destroying the cocoa seedlings. Confirming the development to Citi Business News, the ...

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We are ready to leave AngloGold’s Obuasi site – Illegal miners

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Illegal miners who have occupied AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi Mine concession have told Citi Business News they are ready to comply with government’s directive to vacate the mine and move to the new allocated site on November 16th. According to the PRO of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners, Francis Opoku, which is representing the illegal miners, there was ...

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We will flush out all ‘galamseyers’ at AngloGold Obuasi mine – MCE

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Government agencies mandated to evacuate the illegal miners occupying the Obuasi concession of AngloGold Ashanti, are optimistic they will accomplish their task by the new date scheduled. It follows the review of the deadline date for eviction after the illegal miners resisted the initial attempts by the moving committee to get them out of the site. The Municipal Chief Executive ...

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