The Coordinator of Third World Network-Africa,
Dr Yao Graham, has criticised the unabated ban on small-scale mining in the country, saying it was an illegality that violate the rights of miners .
“The illegal ban on registered small-scale miners has no place in the solution because their rights are being violated and the government will not dare do this to foreign investors so this is an act of bullying basically,” he said.
“The MMIP that the government put together contains some of the elements going forward and it shows that this is a long-term issue but the MMIP, which
Operation Vanguard ineffective
On the deployment of military and police task force to stamp out the menace forcefully,
“I don’t think
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“There are flaws with problem identification
Meanwhile, the government says it had developed 15,000 hectares of oil palm plantation at Ayamfuri in the Western Region alongside the nursing of some two million oil palm seedlings for distribution to illegal miner’s ready to venture into farming.
The government also intends to introduce medium-scale mining as part of a
The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources,
Speaking at the national policy summit in Kumasi on July 24 on the theme, “Improving the
She said this would eliminate the involvement of foreigners in small-scale mining and enable the government to effectively monitor activities of foreigners in the industry.
The small-scale mining sector employs over one million Ghanaians and contributes about 39