sharing in governance of extractive industries
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
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 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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue