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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


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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Illegal miners must leave AngloGold’s Obuasi site – Minerals Commission

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The Minerals Commission has given the strongest indication yet for illegal miners still occupying the Obuasi concession, of AngloGold Ashanti, to evacuate the site or suffer ejection. This comes on the back of the insistence of some of the informal miners not to relocate to the new site allocated by the Commission. “I am not in the security service but ...

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Illegal miners begin to abandon Obuasi mine

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The Minerals Commission is hopeful illegal miners occupying Anglogold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine, will comply with its directive for them to relocate to a new mining site by close of day, October 11, 2016. The Commission, in its latest order, instructed that the informal miners leave the Obuasi concession of the mining company, by close of Monday, October 10, 2016. According ...

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Ghana seeks international support to curb galamsey


The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, is urging for collaboration with international agencies to deal with the menace of illegal mining activities in Ghana. According to the Minister, illegal mining persists as a critical challenge to Ghana’s ability in addressing climate change issues. The unregulated activities of the informal miners have led to undesirable effects including ...

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Galamsey not affecting sugarcane supply to Komenda Sugar Factory

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The Corporate Affairs Director at the Komenda Sugar Factory Ransford Vani-Amoah has revealed that activities of illegal miners will not affect the supply of raw materials for the Komenda Sugar factory. According to him, the factory has enough supply of sugarcane from different sources apart from the immediate environs of the  factory which has been destroyed by illegal miners. “We ...

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Galamsey’s impact on Komenda Sugar Factory untenable – MP

Dr. Ato Arthur

The Member of Parliament(MP) for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA), Dr. Ato Arthur, has shot down assertions that galamsey activities should be blamed for challenges at the Komenda Sugar factory. It follows comments by Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah that the illegal mining activities have affected sugarcane cultivation and subsequent supplies to the factory. Though Dr. Arthur ...

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Illegal miners exit AngloGold’s Obuasi mine by Monday

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Illegal miners occupying AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi concession have up to next week Monday (October 10, 2016), to leave the area or forfeit any benefits from government. This is the directive from the Minerals Commission. According to the Commission, a new place has been prepared for the illegal miners as it cannot guarantee their safety at the mine. “The time has ...

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Mining firms adopt renewable energy to reduce costs

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Citi Business News has gathered that mining companies in the country have resorted to renewable energy as a supplement to power supply due to the increasing cost of thermal power. Mining companies have complained about the high cost of operating thermal power and the discomfort that comes with it. Speaking to Citi Business News Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals ...

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