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Illegal miners attack mining company, burn 12 vehicles

Some illegal small-small miners, otherwise known as galamseyers on Thursday, March 16, 2023, attacked Golden Star Wassa Mine at Benso in the Western Region. According to the Head of Group Corporate Affairs of the company, Gerard Hillary Osei Boakye, the attackers destroyed some company properties including 12 vehicles. He listed …

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Ghana attracts 3 gold, 1 lithium mining firms

Total of four new large-scale mining companies are expected to start operations in the country within the next 24 months, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has announced. According to him, the new mines will comprise three gold mining firms and one lithium mining com­pany and would …

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Gwira chiefs ban Okobeng Mining from traditional area

The Gwira Tradi­tional Council has petitioned the Min­istry of Lands and Natural Resources to probe activities of Okobeng Mining Company Limited and uphold its decision to ban the company from undertak­ing mining activities in their area. A three-member delegation from the council yesterday, February 1, 2023, called on the ministry …

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No ban on small-scale mining – Mireku Duker

George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has opposed calls for the government to ban small-scale mining as a way of tackling illegal small-scale mining a.k.a galamsey. According to him, any form of ban on small-scale mining will do the country more harm than good. Speaking to …

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Man dives and drowns in mining pit at Brofeyedu

A 24-year-old man who decided to swim in an abandoned mining pit which has been filled with water has died. Kofi Buabeng, reportedly dived deep into the abandoned mining pit on Wednesday afternoon but he could not swim back, resulting in his unfortunate death. The shocking incident, which happened at …

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