Anglo Gold Ashanti, Newmont Ghana Limited and 5 others dragged to court for mining illegally in Ghana

Seven mining companies, the Attorney General and Minerals Commission have been hauled to court over alleged illegalities. The plaintiff, David Addo has commissioned the actions in his capacity as a Ghanaian. Mr Addo claims AngloGold Gold Ashanti Iduapriem Ltd, Newmont Ghana Ltd, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Ltd, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd, Golden Start (Bogoso) Ltd, Asanko Gold GH […]

Bukari’s resignation does not change government’s complicity of promoting illegal mining-Dr. Apaak

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Clement Apaak says he is not enthused at all about the resignation of Minister of State at the Presidency, Rockson Bukari. According to him, the former Upper East Regional Minister’s resignation does not change government’s […]

I am stepping aside to allow investigations progress, but I know I will be exonerated-Charles Bissue

The Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining and Environment, Charles Bissue has explained that his decision to step aside to allow for investigations into allegations of corruption against him as contained in the latest video released by the Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team is to ensure transparency and accountability. According […]

1,350 mining concessions and licenses reduced to 930, gov’t to strictly enforce roadmap on small scale mining-Charles Bissue

There are now Nine Hundred and Thirty (930) mining concessions and licenses in the country, according to the Secretary to the Inter Ministerial Committee on small scale and illegal mining and the environment, Charles Bissue. The figure is a reduction from the 1,350 concessions and licenses that were in existence under the erstwhile opposition National […]

Lifting ban on small scale mining: Gov’t to announce new mining policy framework on Friday 14th December 2018.

Government will on Friday 14 December 2018, announce a new policy framework for regularizing and reforming mining activities in Ghana. The announcement comes twenty one (21) months after a ban was imposed on illegal, irresponsible as well as small scale mining activities in the country. While some have speculated a lifting of the ban, government […]

Vetting of mining licenses: we’re entering the last phase, miners should cooperate-Charles Bissue

Secretary to the inter-ministerial committee on mining and environment, Charles Bissue has indicated that the vetting of mining licenses by the committee is about entering the final stage beginning next week. According to him, having satisfied themselves with the licenses submitted by the various miners, the committee visited all the mining sites to abreast themselves […]

Fight against illegal mining: Government deploys new software #Galamstop-Charles Bissue reveals

Government has taken the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey in local parlance, a notch higher by introducing a new software dubbed #Galamstop which will be responsible for tracking illegal mining concessions across the country. Secretary to the inter-ministerial committee on illegal and small scale mining, Charles Bissue says the new software is […]

Illegal & small scale mining: 1,200 excavators uncovered in central and Western Regions, 400 in Ashanti region

Secretary to the inter-ministerial committee on small scale mining, Charles Bissue has revealed that some 1,600 excavators have so far been uncovered at mining sites in the Central, Western and Ashanti regions. Of the number, the Central and Western regions account for 1,200, while the Ashanti region accounts for 400, with more to be discovered […]