Okyenhene Raises Red Flag Over Mining

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rescind his decision of introducing local community mining following taking a bold move to cease illegal mining popularly regarded as galamsey.

Speaking at the launch of the tree planting undertaking in Kyebi, the Municipal funds of Abuakwa South in the Eastern Area, he said the digging of pits has started yet again in Osino adhering to a authorities conclusion to embark on local community mining.

“What is worrying is that, if you have quit ‘galamsey’ in the state why do you make a U-turn to begin. The pits in Kyebi, which have been dug as a outcome of illegal mining actions are nevertheless to be covered consequently there is no need to worsen the case by introducing local community mining, I really do not get it,” he emphasised.

In accordance to him, he and his entourage will satisfy with the President to have a talk on his selection as he thinks the introduction of community mining is a subject which ought to be presented complete thought thanks to its likely unfavorable effects on society.

“Community mining will not assist us and I never feel anybody can boast about galamsey as a working a single does. We will need to focus on the planting of trees which have various constructive rewards for the younger generation” he added.

The tree planting project is an initiative of the Akyeam Presbytery.

About 10,000 trees are predicted to be planted inside the Akyeam enclave below the task.

BY Daniel Bampoe

Canada to increase invest in Ghana’s mining sector

The Canadian Minister, Mr. Christian Tardif has declared their readiness to commit in Ghana’s mining sector to assistance realize government’s “Ghana Past Aid” agenda.

Mr. Tardif, discussed that, Canada is ready to create on existing partnership with Ghana.

He created the remark when he paid out a courtesy contact on the Minister for Lands and All-natural Sources, Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh.

In 2018, two-way products trade concerning Ghana and Canada achieved $264.6 million even though import from Ghana stood at $77.2 million.

Canadian Exports provided Vehicles and drinks.

Import from Ghana provided Cocoa, rubber, mineral ores and wood.

The Minister for Lands and Natural Sources, Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh said that govt is in conversations with mining businesses in the nation to undertake highway development/rehabilitation performs inside their catchment regions, citing the new 33km road rehabilitation venture by the federal government of Ghana and Goldfields Gh. Ltd.

The Minister known as for additional foreign and community investments in the mining sector.


Kojo Agyeman | citinewsroom.com | Ghana

Oxfam told a big, fat lie about Perseus Mining!

Oxfam told a big, fat lie about Perseus Mining!

Oxfam told a big, fat lie about Perseus Mining!

Oxfam told a big, fat lie about Perseus Mining!

Some several days back, I read through with disgust an Oxfam write-up published on 28th July, 2019 on their web page. Titled Buried Treasure- Aussie mining corporations behaving terribly in West Africa, the post only sought to bury the fact, smearing Perseus Mining (Ghana) Ltd. with untold lies and unfounded points [Read article here; https://www.oxfam.org.au/2019/07/buried-treasure/]. I was awed by the depth of falsehood in the poorly-researched piece by no other brand but Oxfam.

There is a myriad of fears that Oxfam raises in the higher than piece. As a Ghanaian marketplace participant, I can only conclude that they are either uninformed or just becoming mischievous. 1st of all, no mining corporation any where in the globe normally takes around what the government need to do for its folks. It is NOT the responsibility of a mining firm to make educational facilities, hospitals and marketplaces. It is NOT the duty of Perseus Mining (Ghana) Ltd. to fulfill the infrastructural requirements of Ghanaians within just its jurisdiction. It is the obligation of the government!

Mining corporations pay back substantial amounts of taxes and royalties to the state. They only aid infrastructural assignments outside their core obligations through their have faith in cash or company social duty things to do. These mining corporations can only just take whole duty of this sort of developmental tasks when the federal government minimizes the massive taxes hanging all around their necks.

The Ghanaian federal government gains a chunk of its profits from mining things to do, thus, will by no means let Oxfam’s allegations see the mild of working day. The government will not sit aloof for millions of dollars to be annually lifted to Australia as purported by Oxfam. Information stated in the stated write-up are not genuine. Obviously, it is a ploy to tarnish Perseus’ mining routines in the region, specifically the Edikan mines at Ayanfuri.

For the records, Perseus Mining (Ghana) Ltd. is however to recover $150 million of funds it has invested in exploration above the very last couple a long time. As a firm, it is also budgeting to commence having to pay earnings tax this yr as directed by the laws of Ghana. The company has given that its inception complied with payment of corporate money tax based on tax legislation. If without a doubt Australian mining corporations are behaving badly in West African countries, sector gamers like us can boldly testify Perseus Mines at Ayanfuri is not a single of these types of. Ghana has just one of the most stringent mining regulations in Africa. Mining companies dare not flout such rules for concern of revocation of their license by authorities.

Oxfam’s costs leveled in opposition to Perseus Mining (Ghana) Ltd. are utterly baseless. For them to go this kind of a length to drag Perseus mining functions at Ayanfuri in the mud, it tells of the mischief they may be up to. This is a clarion contact for all stakeholders to continue to be attentive and established the data straight.

This onslaught on the graphic of Perseus even further stains the image of regulators like Minerals Commission, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana Earnings Authority as well as Ghana Chamber of Mines. It tags them as incompetent institutions. Oxfam should have, at the very least, contacted these regulators (if not even Perseus Mining) and the nearby authorities to verify their statements in advance of publishing.

Mining firms often get tax incentives to motivate procedure of their mines simply because these mines deliver work right or indirectly to a significant number of the indigenes. They also assist building of universities, hospitals, roadways and infrastructural jobs for the communities in which they function. I have always been of the watch that authorities really should waive more taxes for the mining firms so as to allow for them to thoroughly partake in the infrastructural improvement within this sort of communities for their advancement and progress.

Notify you what, Perseus Mining donates revenue to the Edikan Belief Fund just about every yr to aid development of the communities in its operational zone of which Oxfam never outlined. They similarly failed to exploration on Perseus mining building of college properties, two wellness centers, instructors and nurses’ quarters, ICT facilities, neighborhood facilities, h2o programs and provision of scholarships and bursaries to college students in second cycle and tertiary institutions in communities inside its jurisdiction.

Oxfam explained to a significant, body fat lie about Perseus Mining (Ghana) Ltd. Arrive once again, Oxfam!

By Frank Horton

The writer is the CEO of MERCTON Sources, a leading-notch firm that offers diverse products and services to mining businesses in the West African sub-area.

African Mining Services Ghana Vacancies 2019

AMS is at the moment looking for a certified candidate fascinated in enterprise a purpose with our Company as the ICT

Job Description

Position Title: Regional Supervisor.

Task Summary

The position will demand the pursuing:

• Not significantly less than 5 years’ information and expertise in ICT in the parts of
o Engineering preparing and execution
o Primary an business crew
o Personnel management and mentoring
o ICT Undertaking Management
o Company Delivery Management
• Knowledge with and sturdy understanding of IT most effective-observe methodologies
• Encounter in a mission-critical functions atmosphere
• Considerable fingers-on encounter with various physical and digital server architecture
• Intensive hands-on knowledge with networking systems
• Expertise managing scope and prioritization of function assignments
• Working experience supporting and servicing a assorted vary of Conclude Users
• Knowledge in the implementation and aid of emerging technological innovation concepts and technologies at this time implemented, especially Microsoft 365 and foremost cloud systems
• ITIL certifications attractive
• Excellent analytical competencies and the ability to glimpse at troubles with substitute approaches/solutions and have an understanding of the impact of automation.

Qualification Essential & Knowledge

• This position will call for a Bachelor, and/or Learn, Degree in Information & Interaction Technological innovation and applicable sector encounter (or identical) with working experience in a senior administration function.

The situation will be based mostly in Accra and calls for frequent journey to our web pages throughout Africa.

Site: Accra

How to Apply

If you have the expected skills and working experience in this position and want to express your fascination, answer with your Curriculum Vitae, duplicate of your skills, current get in touch with aspects and a 1 page essay demonstrating (this will be utilised as part of the initial assessment stage) • Factors why you think you are the ideal candidate • Particular examples of the requirements above • Any particulars not listed in this advert that you may well imagine are suitable to the software Be sure to utilize only if you meet up with the standards by electronic mail to: [email protected] or The Human Sources Manager African Mining Products and services Ghana (AMSG) P. O. Box 221 Tarkwa

Closing Day: 07 August, 2019

President Akufo-Addo Launches Community Mining Programme

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 25th July, 2019, introduced the Local community Mining Programme at Wassa Akropong, in the Western Area.

The Neighborhood Mining Programme is aimed at formalizing mining in chosen communities across the region.

With at minimum a single community mine anticipated to be established up in each and every of the mining districts in the state, the group mines will deliver employment for much more than 4,500 miners that were experienced by Authorities at the University of Mines and Technologies (UMaT), Tarkwa.

Launching the pilot programme at Wassa Akropong, President Akufo-Addo stated that the Neighborhood Mining Programme will make sure that “mining will be performed the appropriate way, in the tenets of the regulation, and will not wipe out our natural means.”

The President continued, “Today, we are launching a style of mining that will reward all of us. I am here to plead with the youthful men who are collaborating in the local community mining to do their ideal to adhere to all the legislation and do a excellent career so that money will return to Wassa Amenfi. The income will occur.”

He assured the programme will be replicated not only in Wassa Amenfi, but also in other cities in Ghana by September this 12 months, and will be carefully monitored to make certain that the requirements that have been established for the CMP are adhered to.

The Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, indicated that the Minerals Commission has blocked out a number of zones in each and every of the mining districts for this purpose, with some conventional authorities also delivering land for the CMP.

He observed that a number of significant-scale mining companies have lose off locations to be employed for the CMP, and, concerning now and September, concessions for the various CMP will be mapped out by the IMCIM Mapping Group and uploaded on to the GalamStop software package.

Prof. Frimpong Boateng stressed that canoes fitted with outboard motors have been procured for the Riverine Team to watch the waterbodies.

“With the rolling out of the CMP, there really should be no excuse in any respect for miners to be mining illegally in the h2o bodies,” he additional.

Illegal mining: Akufo-Addo petitioned over NPP bigwigs’ involvement

Inhabitants of Akyem Hemang in the Fanteakwa South District of the Japanese area have petitioned President Akufo-Addo more than elements in the governing New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) participating in illegal mining and logging of financial trees in the spot.

In accordance to them, the involvement of some bigshots in the governing occasion has led to wanton destruction of their arable lands.

“The seeming insecurity on Akyem Hemang Stool lands is as a final result of what we understand to be political involvement of NPP occasion large wigs and it is breeding a worrisome scenario needing the interest of the safety equipment of the state,” they explained in their petition to President Akufo-Addo.

They also accused officers of Procedure Vanguard, an anti Galamsey Taskforce led by the Jap Regional Chairman of the NPP, Kingston Okomeng Kissi who is a miner and the District Main Government, Adjabeng Ntori for supervising blatant disregard to mining polices in the bordering places by Dome Mining Organization and Gyampomani Mining as well as Unlawful logging by BB Alang Co.Ltd.

They say the two firms who are polluting the Birim River, which is the supply of consuming water for people, had grossly flouted the 100 meters area that need to be remaining at the riverbank over and above which mining procedure could be finished.

“Galamstop which was set up to secure river Birem has fairly occur to supply protection for these illegal mining operations at Akyem Hemang -Osino facet of the river Birem. Staff of Galampstop in its place of doing their mandate, relatively standby and look at the illegal miners carry out their illegal functions unperturbed,” the petition stated.

The petition adopted a Push Conference and Protest by citizens of Akyem Hemang Monday to strengthen their worry.

The Residents clad in crimson and black attire keeping placards hit the avenue and invaded the mining internet site ostensibly to demonstrate Journalists about the devastation remaining brought on by the mining business.

This triggered warning shots by some personnel at the website but they have been overpowered and a pump-action gun seized.

Some residents typically peasant farmers told Starr News all arable lands in Akyem Abuakwa have been degraded apart from Akyem Hemang, which has over the a long time kicked in opposition to illegal mining.

They mentioned they would proceed to resist any endeavor to introduce unlawful mining to the group, which could be deleterious to farming.

Nevertheless, residents of Gyampomani a neighbouring local community led by some unlawful miners subsequently mounted roadblocks, avoiding cars from relocating to and from Akyem Hemang amidst molestation and manhandling of motorists and travellers although threatening to crush protestors at Akyem Hemang opposing mining in the area.

They accused people of Akyem Hemang of remaining incited by their de-stooled main, Prof. Mirikissi Apori Atta.

It took reinforcement workforce from the Eastern Regional Law enforcement Command to restore legislation and order in the communities right after Law enforcement team from Kibi District and Osino struggled to include the condition.

The District Main Government for Fanteakwa South Adjabeng Ntori parried accusations of currently being indolent more than the environmental degradations o the region. He also told Starr  News a number of initiatives experienced been produced together with the regulatory bodies this sort of as the Environmental Security Agency and H2o Methods Commission to quit the mining providers from mining near to the Birim river have been disregarded.

A joint workforce of armed Police and Galamstop, an anti galamsey taskforce numbering about 50 on Saturday stormed the Akyem Hemang Neighborhood in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region adhering to clashes amongst the mining corporation and the agitating residents protesting against mining at the river banking companies of Birim river.

The citizens blocked the corporation from carting an excavator by means of the community to their mining internet site at Dome group forcing the organization to reportedly unleash some thugs to also block the most important street foremost to the group.

This action infuriated the currently incensed citizens of Akyem Hemang who pounced on the thugs to defeat them up and tried to established hearth into the hijacked excavator.

Akyem Hemeng lately came into the information just after Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin de-stooled their main, Prof.Mirikissi Apori Atta.

Mark Kofi Aremu, Youth Leader of Akyem Hemang told Starr Information their Main Osabarima (Prof) Mirikisi Okasum Apori Atta’s destoolment by Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is purely linked to his fight against environmentalist destruction.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah


AEL Mining Services Jobs 2019

AEL Mining Services is a foremost developer, producer, and provider of business explosives, initiating techniques and blasting providers for mining, quarrying and development markets in Africa and over and above. AEL Mining Products and services is a Division of AECI Ghana Restrictedand a subsidiary of AECI Restricted, stated on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Position Description

Work Title: Operations And Engineering Supervisor

Function of Job 

To co-ordinate and regulate the functions and deployment of the company’s producing property and control operational support solutions like SHE, Top quality, Generation and Engineering capabilities and make certain the secure, effective and price tag-powerful utilization of the property.

Demanded Outputs 

Practical Outputs 

  • Manage the Operational Excellence Programs, which consists of the SHE purpose and utilizing the criteria as set out in the AEL SHE strategies and supply management in switching/ preserving the AEL culture in all the company’s routines.
  • Add to the company’s overall strategic thinking and selection earning, regulate and create assist companies strategies to satisfy the company’s objectives and eyesight.
  • Create and put into action an effective upkeep administration technique by way of scheduling and enhancement of sources in conformance with globe-class standards
  • Produce subordinates by means of coaching, motivation and attaining their dedication toward achievement of corporation targets and vision.
  • Be certain that engineering aid providers incorporate value to the business and that they are of the greatest good quality.
  • Make certain the risk-free delivery of product excellent and quantity to fulfill the needs of the Revenue an Operating Program
  • Co-ordinate all producing, guidance functions, and techniques
  • Contribute in the direction of the Company to deliver worthwhile goods assembly shopper specifications and ongoing enhancements in protection, productiveness, and high-quality
  • Make sure AEL’s “Licence to Operate” is managed complete lawful and Firm Normal Compliance
  • Guarantee the company contracts and interfaces involving the division and the central support functions of AEL is helpful and efficient
  • Formulate a divisional Fastened Price shell out method to be in line with the enterprise method
  • Forecast yearly funds and operational bills in line with corporate plan.
  • Handle Performing capital in accordance with economical viability.


  • Interface with useful heads within the AEL family members in regions of personal duty. For this reason, a superior stage of skills at interpersonal associations merged with satisfactory understanding of the Company’s operations and its implications on the business is essential.
  • Perform a key function in modify management in the Business. The determination of a huge workforce and influencing of corporation plan and determination-creating procedures are also integral to the career. The potential to interact positively with others and do the job in a crew is important.
  •  The incumbent is the Management Consultant on matters relating to the good quality method implementation in the whole business.

Required Skills or Practical experience

  • A technological qualification (HND or Degree) ideally in Mechanical or Mining Engineering mixed with a minimum of 10 (10) years relevant experience, if possible in explosives production and cellular gear is important.
  • Need to have 1-calendar year experience as a Authorized Appointment
  • Need to have a minimal of Engineering Superintendent Certificate of Competency or its equal from the Minerals Fee of Ghana
  • A diploma in business enterprise administration would be an extra advantage.
  • Personal know-how of the relevant functions pertaining to the necessary career output is vital

Position specification 

Certain experience required 

  • The incumbent will have to have know-how of the Open-pit/ Floor mining markets
  • The skill to interact with prospects at all operational and management levels is crucial
  • The incumbent will have to have good venture & men and women management skills. Challenge & People Management (coaching and mentoring) is 1 of the strategic drivers in the small business and enjoys a large amount of notice
  • Previous appropriate expertise in an explosives setting is essential
  • Expertise of significant pumps, hydraulics and PLCs practical

Individual Attributes

  • Feeling of urgency
  • Be ready to function under tension
  • Superior penned and oral communications capabilities with all levels in the corporation
  • Dilemma-resolving skills
  • Precision
  • Potential to meet up with deadlines
  • Versatile
  • Crew participant
  • Abide by-up on steps for completion
  • Do the job independently and on possess initiative
  • Self-starter
  • Residing the AECI Values

How to Apply

Forward purposes to: [email protected]

AEL is committed to enabling persons, beforehand disadvantaged by discriminatory methods to achieve entire and equal obtain to options suitable to their competency and prospective

Women urged to take up roles in the mining sector

Accra, July 7, GNA – Women’s participation
in the mining sector continues to be lower and there is a want for more to be performed in
encouraging them to acquire up opportunities in the sector, Juliet
Manteaw-Kutin-Head of Legal at AngloGold Ashanti, has reported.

She reported although the sector held a lot
promise for gals many are not bold ample when possibilities occur their way
and typically are unsuccessful to choose edge of occupation offerings in the sector.

“So, all I am stating is that when you get an
option as a female to choose up any function, action-up just take the placement, say you
can do it and although you are there figure out how you are heading to do it: just
the willingness to do a little something can actually propel you to accomplish it,” she

Madam Manteaw-Kutin, who spoke on the subject:
‘Mainstreaming Gender in the Mining Worth-chain: Prospects and Challenges’,
at the Ghana Mining and Electrical power Summit 2019 in Accra, claimed a lot more young females
need to be inspired to take up the science and also stop by the mines to see
females in the marketplace.

On issues that hinder females
participation in the mining industry, she explained: “There are not as well numerous
impediments in phrases of marketplace, I think it is far more of the educational degree
we are not finding adequate ladies who are competent technically to occur into the

Admittedly, the market is executing a whole lot additional
to motivate a lot more girls, but we just don’t have enough girls in that group
to choose up more chances,” Madam Manteaw-Kutin claimed.

She explained what wanted to be done was
motivate the women of all ages to take up the sciences and to take a look at the mines as element of
their curriculum.

This, Madam Manteaw-Kutin added, will go a
prolonged way to help them take pleasure in that they can actually just take up options
in the sector.

“Once we make this desirable and we
encourage our young children from childhood to commence pursuing these classes we will
get a lot far more in the market,” she stated.

Madam Manteaw-Kutin claimed the market was
ready to choose on girls but there ended up just not more than enough females to be taken on,
incorporating that “In Anglogold Ashanti we give choice to females as substantially as we can
and we accommodate women by provided them adaptable several hours.”

“I assume that women of all ages need to phase up any time
they are given the opportunity, never imagine we are not capable, we are capable
and a large amount of persons have accomplished it ahead of and you can also do it,” she extra.


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GIADEC Adopts Open Door Policy On Bauxite Mining

Deputy CEO of GIADEC , Akwasi Osei-Adjei addressing some communities with Bauxite reserves.

The Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Company (GIADEC) claims it has initiated an open doorway plan to engage stakeholders in the mining of Bauxite to guarantee utmost added benefits for the place.

GIADEC as mandated by the act of Parliament, is accountable for the promotion and progress of a globally competitive Integrated Aluminium Field in Ghana.

In a assertion issued by the Corporation in Accra to supply an update on its operations, GIADEC claimed it recognises the significance of partaking with all stakeholders and building a apparent comprehending of how its actions would be monitored to make sure safety of the atmosphere.

Considering that the graduation of its operations, GIADEC has embarked on a quantity of engagements with a variety of stakeholders including Ministries and State Agencies, targeted Bauxite reserve Communities and Chiefs, Parliament and specified Committees, and importantly, with a number of Civil Society Organisations who are eager to ensure GIADEC implements accountable mining insurance policies to protect the environment and water bodies from mining routines in the target places.

Ghana has an estimated 900 million metric tonnes of Bauxite reserves, primarily in Awaso in the Western Location, Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region, and Kyebi in the Eastern Area.

GIADEC less than its mandate is doing work to make worth by way of developing practical joint venture partnerships in accordance with the act.

The statement more disclosed that in addition to its engagements , a delegation from the Company built up of the Board and Administration, have held individual briefings with the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at his Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, and the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, at his Palace at Ofori Paninfie, Kyebi.

For the duration of these meetings GIADEC gave undertakings of how it will operate with the communities in the mining parts to endorse growth, and to make certain that all mining routines conformed to ideal exercise entire world expectations.

GIADEC has also founded technical committees to function on acquiring environmental affect assessments that will advise pursuits in the mining regions. The specialized staff includes associates from the Environmental Defense Agency (EPA), Mineral Commission Ghana, the Ministry of Environment, Science Technological innovation and Innovation (MESTI), Drinking water Sources Fee, and Forestry Fee Ghana.

”It is also important to state that GIADEC has to day not commenced any Bauxite mining things to do or operations. GIADEC are at this time enterprise get the job done at Kyebi and Nyinahin, with the consent of the appropriate Condition Agencies, which includes the EPA, Forestry Commission, and Minerals Fee, to undertake all important affirm the mineral deposits at Atewa and Nyinahin Bauxite reserves. As this sort of, the Corporation has contracted a non-public agency to undertake confirmatory drilling only, to establish Minerals Useful resource Estimates (MRE) for these two reserves” the statement additional.

GIADEC is also in the system of producing a details area for geological and other suitable experiences on bauxite reserves in Ghana, and have also launched and completed the very first phase of investor engagement rounds to decide on strategic traders to spouse the Company in the advancement of the nation’s Bauxite assets.

The Corporation expressed its dedication to continually update and engage stakeholders in the sector to be certain that a vibrant Built-in Aluminium Industry is established in the place to speed up Ghana’s financial improvement.

Images- Deputy CEO of GIADEC , Akwasi Osei-Adjei addressing some communities with Bauxite reserves

BY Melvin Tarlue

Government re-positioning mining sector for economic growth

Small business News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Supply: Graphic.com.gh

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam   Dep Oil MinisterDeputy Minister of Vitality, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam

The Deputy Minister of Power in charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has stated government will reposition the mining and electricity sectors to deepen its contribution to financial advancement.

He stated that with the country’s track document in mining, it experienced turn into essential to deepen the contribution of the sector by creating it attractive for investments and business possibilities.

Speaking at the just-finished 2019 Ghana mining and strength summit in Accra on June 12, Dr Amin Adam noted that “it has turn into needed to deepen the contribution of mining and electricity in direction of the development of our economy and to speed up the enhancement of the state by repositioning the two sectors to generate expense and company possibilities. This is critical for the reason that of new reports about Ghana’s top situation among the gold creating nations around the world.”

The federal government, he discussed, was pursuing progressive policies and programmes to transform the mineral methods to sustainable growth outcomes for the men and women.

Thus, apart from gold manufacturing, the govt is aggressively harnessing the country’s bauxite and iron ore likely to build a price-additional industrial financial system that results in employment and incomes for the persons.

Power vital to industrialisation

Dr Amin Adam mentioned that vitality played a critical purpose in the nation’s industrialisation push and the country’s means to generate aggressive industries depended largely on the pricing and availability of electrical power.

“This is even a lot more critical to an power-intensive sector such as the mining market. Our desire to harness linkage options and price addition to our minerals, that is gold, bauxite and aluminium, will be backed by an extensive approach that takes into consideration the need for responsible and cost aggressive varieties of energy and fuel,” he reported.

Addressing difficulties

The Chief Government Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Mr Sulemanu Koney, pointed out that Ghana’s ranking on world-wide attractiveness league for mining expenditure experienced dwindled in the past few of years. Though that calls for a assessment of the plan regime governing the sector, he stated that the protection problem at some of the mines had not helped and that experienced deteriorated sharply with the withdrawal of the troops.

“In spite of these worries, we are lucky to have a listening Sector Minister who is eager to operate with us to handle these difficulties. He warrants our commendation,” he said.

He added that the summit concentrated on developments inside the mining and power sectors of the overall economy of the place.

It also permitted for interrogation of the problems militating in opposition to the development and improvement of people two anchors of the economic climate and far more importantly how to harness the prospective in the nexus amongst these two strategic sectors of the economic climate for socio-economic growth.

The summit

The Ghana Mining and Strength Summit (GMES) is a biennial Conference and Exhibition organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines and it attracts industry contributors across the globe.

The 2019 summit, which is the fourth considering the fact that the maiden occasion was held in 2013, was on the theme: “Harnessing mining and electricity potential to speed up nationwide progress.”

The President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Mr Eric Asubonteng, mentioned the concept was aimed at deepening financial commitment chances in the two sub sectors so as to strengthen Ghana’s posture as Africa’s mineral and power source hub.

“The Chamber is, consequently, happy to convey together vital gamers in the sectors in an effort to expose regional and worldwide business owners and investors to the mining and strength enterprise in Ghana,” he pointed out.

Ghana will remain an attractive investment destination for mining

Ghana will remain an attractive investment destination for mining  – Chamber of Mines Prez. assures

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has indicated that it will step up initiatives aimed at producing Ghana a residence title for mining buyers on the Africa continent.

President of the Chamber, Eric Asubonteng, says stakeholders’ plans had been afoot to preserve Ghana from abject poverty and retrogression by means of profits accrued from the country’s mineral methods.

Delivering an deal with at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Ghana Mining and Electrical power Summit (GMES) in Accra on Wednesday, beneath the topic, ‘Harnessing Mining and Vitality to Speed up Countrywide Progress, he claimed the Chamber will do all it can to challenge Ghana as a regulated and fruitful hub in just the mining sector.

“The Chamber will carry on to get the job done with stakeholders in the marketplace in advocating for a real looking fiscal and regulatory regime based on fair participation by all, predictability over time, as well as transparency and a level taking part in area for all businesses. As an energetic participant in the advancement of regional and worldwide initiatives aimed at making moderately impressive uniform mineral policies, Ghana have to remain an appealing investment decision destination for mining. As a chamber, we are dedicated to doing the job with the federal government on the whole implementation of initiatives these types of as the African Mining vision and its resulting Action Program to allow Ghana to use income created from mineral sources to reduce poverty and speed up social and financial development for the greater culture.”

Mr. Asubonteng, who doubles as the Main Govt Officer of the AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, also reported the country must present its preparedness toward making use of mining as just one of the pivots by which the country’s socio-economic advancement revolves.

“In spite of the functionality of the country in gold manufacturing, most big scale gold producers continue the essential self-control of reorganizing and streamlining their organization processes. As a region, the time has arrive to inquire ourselves no matter whether we are sufficiently getting edge of Ghana’s mining possibilities to improve the nation’s possibilities of improving upon lives and lessening poverty.”

Illegal mining clampdown 

Talking on the consequences of the seemingly dropped struggle towards the things to do of illegal mining, Mr. Asubonteng tasked governing administration to holistically offer with the menace to guarantee that, Ghana derives its complete opportunity in the extractive sector and make it the very best mining expenditure place.

“We know that the govt considers the mining and energy industries as crucial companions to accelerated economic advancement and advancement. Having said that, we would like to stage out that, there remains a shadow about the clamping down of illegal mining pursuits and the streamlining of smaller scale sector to lead to authorities profits technology and socio-financial improvement. If we are heading to arrive at our purpose of total economic transformation, we should make sure that each and every facet of the economy plays a complementary position in the process to make Ghana the favored mining expense place in Africa.”

Assistance from the Chamber 

Although contacting on the governing administration to lead its quota in the direction of the mining business, the Chamber reported it will not renege on its endeavours to get optimum value of mineral resources for economic expansion.

“The Chamber has shown its readiness to keep on to support initiatives and reforms aimed at making certain mutually favourable outcomes for all stakeholders in the extractive sectors, and actively enhance any coverage to facilitate the payment of mineral revenues owing to the government by the operators. It is our hope that the governing administration will, in convert, make use of these transparently to obtain the best possible progress in the most productive method.”

About the summit

The GMES is a biennial exhibition and convention that focuses on the improvement of mining and electrical power methods as well as translating its added benefits into sustainable growth possibilities for all citizens of Ghana and to some extent, the West Africa sub-area.

By: Nii Larte Lartey|citinewsroom.com|Ghana

E/R: 25-year-old gunned down at mining site

A 25-12 months-outdated miner, Foster Odame, has been gunned down at a mining internet site in Akyem Adukrom in the vicinity of Kibi in the Jap area.

The physique of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue .

Info gathered suggests that the suspect Evans Kojo discharged a pump motion gun which injured the deceased Foster Odame.

Odame was rushed to the Osiem hospital for procedure but was pronounced useless upon arrival.

It is not very clear why the deceased was shot.

In the meantime, the suspect is on the run.


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