Tag Archives: Mining

Understanding Decommissioning & Rehabilitation

The activities of the extractive industry (mining, oil and gas) without a doubt have an impact on the environment after these activities have come to an end. Natural resources are finite in nature (we won’t have these resources forever) and as such there will come a time when all the oil and mineral reserves available for extraction are no longer ...

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Mining sector contributes GH¢1.6b to Ghana’s revenue in 2016


The mining sector operators in Ghana say the industry contributed some GH¢1.6 billion to the country’s revenue. The amount represents a growth rate of 23 per cent from that of 2015. Except in 2015, the mining industry has been the leading contributor to the nation’s fiscal purse. Its contribution to direct domestic revenue improved from GH¢1.3 billion in 2015 to ...

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ACEP calls for mining beneficiation policy


The Head of Policy Unit and Energy Policy Advisor at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Dr Ishmael Ackah, has called for a national policy that will ensure that multinational mining companies in the country generate their own source of power to serve their operations. He explained that the policy should also ensure that communities within the mining-related areas ...

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Stop the mining in forest reserves – WACAM

The Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining, an environmental advocacy organisation, has asked the Government to suspend all mining activities in forest reserves and withdraw the leases of mining companies who conduct their activities in the reserves. In a resolution adopted at the end of its Fifth National Conference, held in Kumasi, WACAM expressed worry about the statement by ...

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