Background The dictates of the third jungle boom (third gold rush) resulted in a technological change of the operations of mining in Ghana from underground mining to surface mining where large tracts of agricultural lands were ceded to mining concessions with the use of cyanide in the Heap Leach method of gold extraction. Unlike the […]

Recently, one of the effervescent human rights and environmental advocacy organisation in Ghana, WACAM celebrated its 10th birthday in Accra under the theme "A Decade of Community-Based Mining ...

Recently, one of the effervescent human rights and environmental advocacy organisation in Ghana, WACAM celebrated its 10th birthday in Accra under the theme "A Decade of Community-Based Mining Advocacy in Ghana – Challenges and Prospects."

Environmentalists intensify advocacy against mining in Atiwa Forest. General News of Saturday, 2 February 2019 Source: ghananewsagency.org A look at the distorted Atiwa forest Environmental organizations renewed their calls on government to stop all mining. ... Ghana Heads of State

Ghana's mining policy encourages both local and foreign participation in the mining industry, but the policy makes no provision for local private equity participation. Firms with mining leases are dominated by foreigners. The research also highlighted opportunities for value addition in four main resources, gold, manganese, bauxite and diamond.

WACAM, a human rights and mining advocacy organisation has advocated the formulation of a policy to regulate mining operations in the country.

Ghana's new minerals and mining policy; a new era for lesser known minerals? co-products from the production process and generate supplies for domestic as well as raw material needs of appropriate local and regional industries. It is also expected that the salt …

Environmentalists intensify advocacy against mining in Atiwa Forest News 02 February 2019 ... Mr Eric Lartey, the National Director of Ghana Wildlife Society, said scientific studies conducted indicated that the forest reserve rears species of birds that were of global significance and called for it to be protected.

DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA 1. INTRODUCTION AND POLICY CONTEXT 1.1. Overview of Ghana's Minerals and Mining Sector Ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. Gold is the predominant mineral produced in the

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy was established in 2010 registered in Ghana under the Companies Registration Code with registration number CG044282013. It is also registered as not-for-profit organization with number DSW15703.

Environmentalists intensify advocacy against mining in Atiwa Forest Posted on February 4, 2019 by Josephine Nettey in More Stories. ... The environmental groups on Wednesday were led by ARocha Ghana, Wildlife Society of Ghana, Rainforest Trust, Friends of the Earth-Ghana, International Committee of the Netherlands, and Advocates for ...

The environmental groups, led by ARocha Ghana, Wildlife Society of Ghana, Rainforest Trust, Friends of the Earth-Ghana, International Committee of the Netherlands, and Advocates for …

The Concerned Small Scale Miners Union of Ghana (CSSMUG) has taken note of the outdooring of the new Mining Policy Framework by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) and the subsequent lifting of the ban on Small Scale Mining at an event in …

She said the mining sector of Ghana was bedevilled with many problems because of the absence of a policy direction for the sector, which must be sensitive to the plight of citizens and organisation of mining to maximise profit to the state.

Environmentalists intensify advocacy against mining in Atiwa Forest ... The environmental groups on Wednesday were led by ARocha Ghana, Wildlife Society of Ghana, Rainforest Trust, Friends of the ...

ASGM is legal and recognised in Ghana through the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006, Act 703 and the National Mining Policy, 2014. The Policy, Act and subsidiary legislations provides for the regulation, licensing, fiscal regime and designation of mining areas. Only Ghanaians of age18 years and above can be granted Small scale mining license.

Post Views: 0 Environmental organizations on Wednesday renewed the call on the government to urgently stop all mining and prospecting activities in the Atewa Forest Reserve due to it dire repercussions on the country.

Accra, Jan. 3, GNA - Madam Hannah Owusu-Koranteng, the Associate Executive Director of WACAM, a mining advocacy group, has called on authorities to formulate a viable mining policy to direct the country's mineral laws.Mad

Ghana has some truly amazing civil society activists. We've supported a number of them, but they drive their own agenda and in many ways have surpassed international NGOs in their ability to influence policy. Organizations like FoN and mining-focused advocacy organizations like …

Advocacy for Women's Rights in DRC's Mines Gains Momentum. ... agreed on the need for a national network to organize Congolese women's interests in the sector and to help them advocate for their rights. ... a World Bank senior mining specialist who is helping manage the program, ...

Association Inaugurated To Lead Advocacy For Cement Manufacturers. In a bid to operate as a leading advocate for the local cement manufacturing industry, Ghana's cement manufacturing companies have formed an association to protect and accelerate the development of the industry.

WACAM Ghana is a Human Rights and Environmental mining advocacy organisation that works with mining communities to develop the capacity of affected people to campaign against the negative effects of mining. WACAM's advocacy and campaign strategies are built on the principle of non-violence.

Jan 03, 2019· Wacam calls for a Ghana mining policy . Accra, Jan. 3, GNA - Madam Hannah Owusu-Koranteng, the Associate Executive Director of WACAM, a mining advocacy …

On the 20th anniversary of Wacam, the number has increased to over 120 communities in Eastern, Western, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions of Ghana. The community-based mining advocacy model of Wacam has empowered community people especially women to protect their rights based on the knowledge of the mining laws and conventions ratified ...