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Upcoming Event: Ghana EITI Sensitization & Dissemination Workshop for the Parliamentary Select Committees of Mines and Energy, Finance and Public Accounts PDF Print E-mail

The Ghana EITI in collaboration with the German International Co-operation (GIZ) are organizing EITI sensitization and dissemination workshop for members of the Parliamentary Select Committees of Mines and Energy, Finance and Public Accounts from 8th –10th  November, 2013  at the Elmina Beach Resort, Central Region.

The objective of the two- day workshop is to sensitize members of the Select Committees of Mines and Energy, Public Accounts and Finance on the activities of the Ghana EITI and to share with them, the critical findings and recommendations of the Ghana EITI Aggregation and Reconciliation Reports for mining and oil and gas for the periods 2010/2011 and also discuss the draft GHEITI Bill.

 
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In spite of the falling price of on the world market and their challenges facing mining companies operating in Ghana, the managements of three mining companies have promised not to lay off workers, intending to find tore practical solutions to the problem. The companies are Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Limited, Goldfields Ghana Limited and Ghana Manganese Company (GMC).

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MPs charged to scrutinise mining contracts PDF Print E-mail

A civil society organisation (CSO) has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to take bold and serious steps to ensure that all mining contracts that come before them are thoroughly scrutinised to avert loss of revenues to Ghana that hurts the national interest. According to the CSO, the country has lost huge potential revenues that could have boosted the cash-starved economy due to Parliament's approval of bad mining agreements that government had signed with mining companies.

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Concerns Growing On African Mining Vision - Its detrimental to our continent, says ERA PDF Print E-mail

SERIOUS environmental human rights issues are currently being raised on the African Mining Vision (AMV) that was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2009. Environmental rights advocacy groups being galvanized by Environmental Rights Action (ERA), a foremost environmental rights group in Nigeria, believes that the AMV that was adopted by AU to provide guidance on how extractive sector-mining must be managed in the continent only favours foreign investors to the detriment of the African people, and does not address critical livelihood concerns of local artisans.

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Mining companies kick against adjusted ground rent PDF Print E-mail

Mining companies operating in Ghana have petitioned Parliament in an attempt to get the House to take a second look at what they describe as “gargantuan” ground rent imposed on them by the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL). The companies argue that the decision to upwardly review the ground rent was taken by the OASL without consultation with the mining industry hence the difficulty in accepting the new rates.

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