Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas
Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields... Read more
Water challeges in Ghana to worsen if Govt goes ahead to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest – AROCHA
An International environmental stewardship organization subsidiary in Ghana , AROCHA Ghana  ,working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture is predicting severe water crises in the Country should government goes ahead to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region .   The Atewa Forest Reserve... Read more
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine Adjudged Best Performer in Environmental Management
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, has been recognised for demonstrating exceptional performance in environmental management at its operations. The company was adjudged Ghana’s Best Performer in Environmental Management at the fourth Ghana Mining Industry Awards organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines. The Ghana Mining Industry... Read more
  Okyenhene makes pronouncement on plan by government to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest
    Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is expected to make pronouncement on government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve .   He will speak on the controversial subject matter today Saturday at Kyebi during a durbar climaxing this year’s Ohum festival on the theme... Read more
Newmont Ahafo mine constructs bamboo bike factory at Gyedu
  Newmont Ahafo mine, in the Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Region, has built a local bamboo bicycle factory at the cost of GHȼ826,028.72 at Gyedu, a mining community within its catchment area. The factory constructed last September also has 12 rooms, offices and spacious compound. Mr Amos Agyepong,... Read more
Plans to mine bauxite in Atiwa Forest to be put on hold
The government is considering putting on hold its plans to mine bauxite in the Atiwa Forest in the Eastern Region. That, according to the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, is to allow the government to assess proposals to turn the forest into a national park... Read more
Ghana Mine workers applaud fight against illegal mining
Prince William Ankrah, General Secretary of the Ghana Mine workers Union, has hailed government and stakeholders’  efforts at tackling illegal mining, which has destroyed Ghana’s water bodies and farmlands. He however said the national drive in combating the threat ought to be sustained with political actors to provide alternative... Read more
Nine district mine officers to proceed on leave
  Nine district mine officers in the country would from Monday proceed on indefinite leave, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced . He said the officers had failed to ensure effective supervision and compliance with the mining rules and regulations, while others... Read more
We’ll allow you to mine but properly – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has disclosed that government will help illegal miners return to the mines after legitimizing their activities. “We will help you go back to the land and do your mining but not what you are doing out there,” he told... Read more