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Galamseyers in Kumasi to petition Otumfuo over gov't crackdown - Myjoyonline.com;

Galamseyers in Kumasi to petition Otumfuo over gov't crackdown - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.comGalamseyers in Kumasi to petition Otumfuo over gov't crackdownMyjoyonline.comThe Small Scale Miners Association in Kumasi says it will petition the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II over government's decision to stop galamsey. The Association said it wants the Asantehene to speak to government to reconsider its decision on ...and more »

Lands Minister sacks 9 district mine inspectors - GhanaWeb;

Lands Minister sacks 9 district mine inspectors - GhanaWeb

GhanaWebLands Minister sacks 9 district mine inspectorsGhanaWebNine district mine officers of the Minerals Commission have been asked to proceed on indefinite leave with immediate effect. The dismissal followed their purported failure to ensure effective monitoring and compliance with the mining rules and ...and more »

Security agencies to secure galamsey sites - Graphic Online;

Security agencies to secure galamsey sites - Graphic Online

Graphic OnlineSecurity agencies to secure galamsey sitesGraphic OnlineSecurity agencies will be moving to illegal mining sites in the next few days to halt their activities, since the three-week ultimatum has elapsed. The immediate focus will be on illegal miners currently desecrating water bodies through their nefarious ...and more »

Illegal Mining Galamsey operators to be engaged in tree planting - Pulse.com.gh

Illegal Mining Galamsey operators to be engaged in tree plantingPulse.com.ghThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said the tree planting will also serve as an alternative livelihood for the galamsey operators who have been asked to stop their illegal activities. Published: 07.09; Magdalene Teiko Larnyoh. Print; eMail ...and more »

Illegal miners will now be farmers - gov't reveals - YEN.COM.GH;

Illegal miners will now be farmers - gov't reveals - YEN.COM.GH

YEN.COM.GHIllegal miners will now be farmers - gov't revealsYEN.COM.GHGovernment is putting in place best measures to ensure that all illegal miners in the country are channeled to work as farmers. The minister for lands and natural resources, John Peter Amewu has revealed that these illegal small scale miners will be ...and more »

'Govt not anti-mining': Amewu promises alternatives for sacked illegal miners - Myjoyonline.com;

'Govt not anti-mining': Amewu promises alternatives for sacked illegal miners - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.com'Govt not anti-mining': Amewu promises alternatives for sacked illegal minersMyjoyonline.comLands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said there is a plan to provide an alternative source of livelihood for illegal miners sacked from mining sites. Speaking to Joy News on Tuesday morning, the Minister said contrary to the ...and more »

Minister orders a mining firm to stop work in WR - BusinessGhana

Minister orders a mining firm to stop work in WRBusinessGhanaThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu has ordered a mining firm, Okobeng Mining Company, to halt any mining activities at Domenase in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region. The mining firm, which was issued ...and more »

Illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting program – Amewu - Citifmonline;

Illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting program – Amewu - Citifmonline

CitifmonlineIllegal miners will be engaged in tree planting program – AmewuCitifmonlineThe Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said that all illegal miners will be engaged in tree planting and other reclamation programmes to help restore lands affected by the illegal activity. According to him, this could ...and more »

Chiefs lead operation to destroy galamsey equipment - GhanaWeb;

Chiefs lead operation to destroy galamsey equipment - GhanaWeb

GhanaWebChiefs lead operation to destroy galamsey equipmentGhanaWebIN the wake of the anti-galamsey campaign by government and the media, residents of Prestea, Heman and surrounding villages in the Prestea-Huni-Valley District of the Western Region led by their chiefs and elders have embarked on a campaign to destroy ...and more »

Government's alternative livelihood program for illegal miners to cost $10 million - YEN.COM.GH;

Government's alternative livelihood program for illegal miners to cost $10 million - YEN.COM.GH

YEN.COM.GHGovernment's alternative livelihood program for illegal miners to cost $10 millionYEN.COM.GHThe five-year Multilateral Mining Integrated Project that will offer an alternative source of livelihood for illegal miners is estimated to cost around $10 million. Alternative livelihood programme to cost $10 million. READ ALSO: Stop the Troski! This ...and more »

Prestea residents kick against galamsey ban - Citifmonline;

Prestea residents kick against galamsey ban - Citifmonline

CitifmonlinePrestea residents kick against galamsey banCitifmonlineSome residents of Prestea in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region, are kicking against the ban on all forms of small scale mining activities initiated by the Lands and Natural Resource Ministry across the country. According to the ...and more »

Government to reclaim 1.5% of degraded lands - Ghana Business News;

Government to reclaim 1.5% of degraded lands - Ghana Business News

Ghana Business NewsGovernment to reclaim 1.5% of degraded landsGhana Business NewsThe 1.5 per cent degraded lands out of the 238,000 kilometre square of the country, would be rehabilitated, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced. He said from GH¢60, 000 to GH¢70, 000 was estimated to be ...and more »

GHs20bn required to fix damaged 'galamsey' lands – Amewu - Starr 103.5 FM;

GHs20bn required to fix damaged 'galamsey' lands – Amewu - Starr 103.5 FM

Starr 103.5 FMGHs20bn required to fix damaged 'galamsey' lands – AmewuStarr 103.5 FMThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has disclosed that an amount of GHs20billion would be needed to fix the ghastly effects of illegal mining. He explained that it would cost the State about GHs70, 000 to recover a hectare of ...and more »

Surrender all excavators within 30 days - BusinessGhana

Surrender all excavators within 30 daysBusinessGhanaThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has given a 30-day ultimatum to operators, dealers in and owners of excavators and other mining equipment to remove them or have themselves to blame. Those interested in the extractive ...and more »

Gov't to provide jobs to illegal miners in massive land reclamation project - Myjoyonline.com;

Gov't to provide jobs to illegal miners in massive land reclamation project - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.comGov't to provide jobs to illegal miners in massive land reclamation projectMyjoyonline.comGhana needs at least GH¢20billon to reclaim land surface damaged by years of illegal mining activities. Lands and Natural Resources minister Peter Amewu found out that it cost between GH¢60,000 to 70,000 to reclaim a hectare of damaged land.and more »

Alternative livelihood programme for illegal miners to cost $10m - Citifmonline;

Alternative livelihood programme for illegal miners to cost $10m - Citifmonline

CitifmonlineAlternative livelihood programme for illegal miners to cost $10mCitifmonlineGovernment's five-year Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP), an alternative livelihood programme for illegal miners, is expected to cost $10 million. The programme is also underway, according to Mr. John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and ...and more »

Anti-galamsey: Govt begins clampdown on recalcitrant illegal mining firms - Myjoyonline.com;

Anti-galamsey: Govt begins clampdown on recalcitrant illegal mining firms - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.comAnti-galamsey: Govt begins clampdown on recalcitrant illegal mining firmsMyjoyonline.comGovernment has heightened the fight against illegal mining by summoning mining companies that are still engaged in the act after the expiration of the 12-day ultimatum. Okobeng Mining Company has become the first of such companies to be summoned to ...and more »

Amewu orders removal of excavators from mining sites - GhanaWeb;

Amewu orders removal of excavators from mining sites - GhanaWeb

GhanaWebAmewu orders removal of excavators from mining sitesGhanaWebLands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu has given a 30-day ultimatum for all mining equipment and excavators to be moved away from mining sites. This directive follows the dismissal of nine mining inspectors across the country for their ...and more »

Amewu 'grills' Minerals Commission boss over mining licenses - Citifmonline;

Amewu 'grills' Minerals Commission boss over mining licenses - Citifmonline

CitifmonlineAmewu 'grills' Minerals Commission boss over mining licensesCitifmonlineLands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu could not come to terms with the explanation provided by the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr. Tony Aubyn over a prospecting license given to Okobeng Mining, a small scale ...and more »

Minister gives ultimatum for evacuation of excavators in mining communities - Ghana Business News;

Minister gives ultimatum for evacuation of excavators in mining communities - Ghana Business News

Ghana Business NewsMinister gives ultimatum for evacuation of excavators in mining communitiesGhana Business NewsThe Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has issued a 30-day ultimatum for all excavators parked in mining communities across the country to be evacuated. He said the operators of the excavators had the intention of returning ...and more »