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Lessons from foregone mineral opportunities – the imperative for diversification in Ghana

Recent events in mineral-producing countries, namely Zambia as of late, are shedding renewed light on whether mineral producers have adequately linked their resources to broader socioeconomic development, or whether an opportunity has been missed. Communities with significant mineral reserves have long wrestled with how to make the most of these endowments – how to establish employment-generating industries that build on these reserves both upstream and downstream along the value…


Added by John Sloan on October 5, 2018 at 15:46 — 1 Comment

Launch of Mining Suppliers Development Programme in Ghana

Hon. Prof. Gyan-Baffour, Minister for Planning of Ghana, officially launched a National Suppliers’ Programme (NSDP) aiming to build the capabilities of Ghanaian firms to secure a greater share of mineral sector procurement, and eventually to link with other productive sectors in the economy. In his remarks on behalf of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minister said that the goal of this initiative is to use the mineral sector as a launch-pad for industrialization. As noted by…


Added by John Sloan on November 7, 2017 at 14:15 — No Comments

African tax authorities equipped with tools to deal with transfer pricing issues

The African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) together with the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance (MEfDA) and the World Bank, has delivered the first of two regional workshops on transfer pricing in Africa’s mineral sector.

The first workshop included senior decision makers from tax administration authorities, revenue agencies, and ministries of finance and mines.

Charles Akong of AMDC noted that “transfer mispricing represents one of the key issues which… Continue

Added by John Sloan on April 3, 2017 at 8:14 — No Comments


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