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A small-scale mining licence may only be granted to a citizen of Ghana who is at least 18 years old, and is registered by the office of the Minerals Commission in an area designated as a small-scale mining …
"small-scale gold mining operation" means the mining of gold by any method not involving substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by a co-operative society made up of ten or more persons.
Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese, and, there are also over 300 registered small scale mining groups and 90 mine support service companies.  Other mineral commodities produced in the country are natural gas , petroleum , salt , and silver .
The 1989 small-scale mining laws (Ghana Government, 1989a, Ghana Government, 1989b, Ghana Government, 1989c; 2006) sought to regularized and govern Ghana’s small-scale operators. The laws were then revised under the 2006 Minerals and Mining Act (Ghana Government, 2006).
Review laws on small scale mining in Ghana – Tony Aubynn March 4, 2016 The Minerals Commission, is proposing a revision of aspects of the country’s Mineral and Mining law, Act 703 of 2006 in relation to the small scale mining in Ghana.
Ghana’s small-scale artisanal gold mining sector was first legalised in 1989 with the promulgation of the Small-scale Gold Mining Act, which established the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC), the industry’s main marketer and the sole buyer of small-scale gold and diamond mining …
The Artisanal & Small Scale Mining Africa-Network (ASMAN), an advocacy non-governmental organization in the natural resources and environmental governance, has criticized Government for the.
Rejection of an application for a mining lease 43. Government participation in mining lease 44. Renewal of mining lease . Small scale mining 81. Application of this Part 82. Licence for small scale mining . OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE RPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED THE MINERALS AND MINING ACT, 2006 .
Kofi Dzamesi. Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has said government is not against small scale mining activities but rather it seeks to ensure that mining is done within the expectations of the country’s environmental laws.
The vetting which started on Monday, September 3 is part of activities to regularize the mining activities and as roadmap by the government to lift the ban on small-scale mining in the country.
Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, Chief Executive Officer of HANSOL Mining Company, on Tuesday said there was the need re-frame the law governing small-scale mining in Ghana …
Official Government of Ghana Website, Ghana News. The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwabena-Mintah Akandor, yesterday inaugurated a District Small Scale Mining Committee in Bongo.
Just like Act 703, the law criminalises illegal small scale mining, popularly known as galamsey, but unlike the old law, it criminalises mining by foreigners and Ghanaians without a permit.
The government completely legalized small-scale gold mining in 1989 in a reactionary move after realizing that as much as 20 percent of gold output was being lost through unmonitored small-scale mining channels.
The hand book consisting of four parts, seeks to outline laws governing small scale gold mining operations, provide guidelines in acquiring small scale mining license as while as information on geological and economic viability of small scale gold concession.
4 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry Small-scale mining in Ghana, as in most developing countries, was for decades treated as an informal industrial sector, employing thousands of people but featuring largely
A roadmap for the government to lift the ban on small-scale mining was rolled out in Accra on Thursday. Although the roadmap does not state the specific time the ban will be lifted, there are .
· He urged the government to strengthen laws to protect the environment. Klaye said river bodies, the creation of dams and the rehabilitation of mining localities should be prioritised. He predicted that in 2013 Ghana will see a reduction in gold production compared to last year's as a result of the difficulties faced by the small scale mining .
Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation, in in 1989 by passing Small Scale Mining Law, of the small scale gold mining, in Ghana, Review laws on small scale mining in The Minerals Commission, is proposing a revision of aspects of the countrys Mineral and Mining law, Act 703 of 2006 in relation to the small scale mining in Ghana.
Ghanaian government imposed ban as part of efforts to end illegal mining and its negative impact on the environment. Ghana’s Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Peter Amewu, imposed a freeze on the operations of small scale mining (also known as “galamsey”) in March 2017.
Illegal small-scale mining is an industry that may be affecting the health of hundreds of thousands of people in Ghana. The use of mercury to separate gold from the dirt is one of the major concerns.
Among my numerous administrative engagements, in a typical mining enclave, was the monitoring and reportage on the activities of illegal small-scale miners to central government for action.
Mr Amewu said the mining sector in Ghana was categorised into large and small scale; adding that the Small Scale Mining (SSM) sector was reserved for Ghanaians, while the Large Scale Mining (LSM) sector was opened for foreign participation.
Government has said to simplify the collection of withholding tax for both small scale mining operators and tax authorities, the point of collection of the tax will be shifted to the point of export. Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, said in the Bill to make this happen, the exact details .