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George Amoh
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George Amoh's Discussions

Should Ghanaians have waited for a Presidential Committee?

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Amoh Apr 19, 2014. 2 Replies

The Ghanaian Prez John Mahama, had set up a presidential committee to deal with the issues of  illegal mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. But I have some few questions to ask;  What was the…Continue

The Unthinkable happened Again at Dunkwa Kyekyewere, a mining community in Ghana!

Started this discussion. Last reply by William todcor May 23, 2013. 3 Replies

Yesterday, April 15, 2013, it was reported that 21 illegal miners were trapped in a pit at the community of Kyekyewere near Dunkwa Offin. Out of this number the report says that only 4 survived the…Continue

The use of the Military in illegal mining (galamsey)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jules Mulya Mar 29, 2013. 1 Reply

The community of Obuasi, the place that house Anglogold Ashanti, was thrown into shock when armed soldiers who were on a mission to flash galamsey operators out, buried about 27 miners on wednesday,…Continue

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George Amoh commented on Zahed Yousuf's blog post 'Conflict Sensitive Business Practices'
"Thank you Sahed, it is a good piece especially for us who are now working on peace issues"
Jun 23, 2014
George Amoh favorited Zahed Yousuf's blog post Conflict Sensitive Business Practices
Jun 23, 2014
Dr J Chris Anderson and George Amoh are now friends
Jun 4, 2014
George Amoh posted a blog post

Water at the Mercy of Oil, Gas and Mineral exploitation in Africa?

Water is at the mercy of oil, gas and minerals (gold, diamond, bauxite etc)!.  Why have we allowed this to happen? Is it the case that the world has placed greater value on these resources over water, or has water lost its value to these natural?At the 1st Africa Water Summit held in Lusaka, Zambia on April 29, 30 2014, panelists and  discussants agreed that attention has to be drawn, to this and pragmatic actions put in place to reverse this situation !!See More
May 2, 2014
George Amoh shared Kwami Ahiabenu's discussion on Facebook
Apr 19, 2014
George Amoh replied to George Amoh's discussion 'Should Ghanaians have waited for a Presidential Committee?'
"Dear Ronald, Sorry it has taken almost a year for me to reply to your most revealing response to my post May 2013. Indeed I can see you have lots of concern for Ghana. I agree with you on the concerns your raised. The Police indeed have become…"
Apr 19, 2014
George Amoh left a comment for Dr J Chris Anderson
"Hello Chris, long time, Ghana misses you, hope all is well"
Apr 19, 2014
Ron Smit replied to George Amoh's discussion 'Should Ghanaians have waited for a Presidential Committee?'
"Hi George, I'm obviously not a Ghanaian national, but I have spent many years in your country, including years in (gold) exploration management, and also in mining (environmental) governance, the latter in an EU-funded project.  So I will…"
May 24, 2013
George Amoh commented on Yannick Vuylsteke's blog post 'RWI-PETRAD Fellowship'
"can those of us in Ghana benefit?"
May 24, 2013
William todcor replied to George Amoh's discussion 'The Unthinkable happened Again at Dunkwa Kyekyewere, a mining community in Ghana!'
"Responsible mining in the midst of mine disasters is responsibility denied. Mining officials and the Government act only when accidents happen. Their response to mining disasters is reactive and not proactive. Mining companies do not practice…"
May 23, 2013
George Amoh posted a discussion

Should Ghanaian have waited for a Presidential Committee?

The Ghanaian Prez John Mahama, had set up a presidential committee to deal with the issues of  illegal mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. But I have some few questions to ask;  What was the security agencies doing all this while?How does the Minerals Commission look on for the illegality to happen and where are their powers?whose responsibility it is to protect the environment in Ghana?will this committee succeed?The reality on the ground in most galamsey operating areas is the fact…See More
May 17, 2013
George Amoh left a comment for Lelia Mooney
"Lets collaborate on governance and anticorruption! "
Apr 19, 2013
George Amoh might attend Synergy Global's event

Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry - Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations at South Africa

September 9, 2013 to September 13, 2013
Due to the great success and popular demand of Course 1, Synergy and CSMI are happy to invite registrations for a fresh round of applicants. The course will take place on the 9th-13th of September 2013 in Johannesburg. Please find attached the course brochure detailing the re-launch of Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industries – Course 1 at Wits University (Johannesburg): a collaboration between Synergy Global Consulting and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry…See More
Apr 19, 2013
George Amoh replied to George Amoh's discussion 'The Unthinkable happened Again at Dunkwa Kyekyewere, a mining community in Ghana!'
"Hello Kobina, I hail from the area and very disturbed to hear things like this recurring. The MCE, Kofi Ashia was on air alluding to the traditional customs making it impossible to continue the rescue mission the next day which was Tuesday. Tuesdays…"
Apr 18, 2013
Kobina Aidoo replied to George Amoh's discussion 'The Unthinkable happened Again at Dunkwa Kyekyewere, a mining community in Ghana!'
"George - Is it true that rescue efforts had to be halted for customary reasons?"
Apr 18, 2013
George Amoh favorited Keith Slack's video
Apr 16, 2013

Profile Information

Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
Ghana Integrity Initiative
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://tighana.org
Job Title
Coordinator, Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC)
About My Work
George Amoh has held positions such as Principal Investigator and District Director for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana, from 1999 to 2006. He was engaged by the UNDP-Ghana office to work for the Legal Aid Scheme as the National Coordinator for the Community Mediation Centres, from 1997 to 1999. George Amoh presently, works for Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International (TI), as the Coordinator of the Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre. He engaged in part-time lectures with the Methodist University College, from 2009 to 2010 where he taught Contemporary Issues and serves as resource person for the School of Public Health, Legon, short course on ethics.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

George Amoh's Blog

Water at the Mercy of Oil, Gas and Mineral exploitation in Africa?

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 12:26 0 Comments

Water is at the mercy of oil, gas and minerals (gold, diamond, bauxite etc)!.  Why have we allowed this to happen? Is it the case that the world has placed greater value on these resources over water, or has water lost its value to these natural?

At the 1st Africa Water Summit held in Lusaka, Zambia on April 29, 30 2014, panelists and  discussants agreed that attention has to be drawn, to this and pragmatic actions put in…

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Mining and Politics

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:34 1 Comment

Ghana just came out of almost three months of heated political campagning across the lengh and beath of the country. In the campaigns, the two main political groups, NDC & NPP promised that they were not going to ban illegal mining, but legalize it to benefit local interest groups who lack the requisite capital to engage effectively in small scale mining. But they never profer the approach for this legalization; they wanted the votes!

The campaigns showed how politicians were just…

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Ghana hold on to democratic governance!!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:38 0 Comments

Yes, there were anxeities normal with every context that is keenly contested with high stakes! But Ghana has almost overcome the bitterness that sometimes characterise elections. the december 7, general elections provided another opportunity, the 6th in the 4th republic, to be conducted that has deepened the democratic credentials of our bloved country. It is indeed better to joo-joo instead of war-war!

With the elections over, CSOs would have to quickly sit up and keep the government…

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Small Scale Mining in Ghana Now

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 18:18 7 Comments

Following the increased world price in gold and other mineral resources, the gold mining sector in Ghana has witnessed considerable investment boom, especially in the small scale and artisanal gold mining.

A significant attestation to this outcome is the increase in the number of expatriates and Ghanaian invasion in the gold mining communities including Dunkwa, Tarkwa, Bogoso, Obuasi etc. Though it is illegal by law for a foreign national to operate small scale mining, Ghanaian…

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