Ban on small scale Mining negatively impacting local economies – Former NPP MP

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Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira West Constituency, Benjamin Kofi Ayeh has bemoaned the continued ban on small scale mining imposed by government in the country.

According to him, the ban has greatly affected the economies of the local communities in which small scale mining takes place.

Speaking on a local television station in Accra and monitored by, Mr. Ayeh said the rippling effect of the ban has been catastrophic and is of the view that the task force mandated to investigate and help streamline the operations of small scale mining in the country should speed up on its work in order to pave way for the lifting of the ban.

According to him, the businesses of indigenes has been affected with some collapsing as a result of the ban.

This situation he argued does not augur well for the various communities, hence the need to ensure a lifting of the ban by government as soon as possible.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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