• Constitute Laws For Small Scale Mining | News Ghana

     · The National President of small scale Mining Brother Kusi has call on government? and make a provisional? laws to safe guard the small scale mining sectors in the country as he mounted a …

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  • Lifting the lid on Ghana''s illegal small-scale mining problem

     · Most partnerships were illegal because Ghana''s laws reserve small-scale mining for Ghanaians. But there was one exception: foreign companies were allowed to …

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  • Ghana''s battle with illegal small-scale mining | Africa at LSE

     · The causes are many, but illegal artisanal and small-scale mining is a major theme. The current government, which came into power at the peak of the crisis in 2017, took steps to deal with the issue by banning galamsey and ASM activities, and setting up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to develop appropriate regulations.

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  • Small scale miners welcome new mining law

     · Small scale miners welcome new mining law. The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) has welcomed the amended mining law, but with some reservations that it says must have been ...

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  • Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the ...

     · The 1989 laws established a supply chain of registered actors though the market (Ghana Government, 1989a, Ghana Government, 1989b, Ghana Government, 1989c; 2006).However, Ghana''s small-scale gold mining and gold market has become populated by more unregistered market actors than registered ones as actors skirt legislation and fill market gaps.

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  • Ghana''s government focuses on reforming small-scale mining

    The government has also been active in introducing legal reforms in recent years, particularly those aimed at supporting small-scale miners, passing six new mining laws and regulations in 2012 alone. However, a move to alter the tax regime for small-scale miners will likely face challenges as a result of depressed global commodities prices.

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  • The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana''s ban on small-scale ...

     · Prior to the implementation of the ban, small-scale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law. Thus, only unregistered operations (also known as ''Galamsey'') were deemed illegal under the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law .

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  • THE GHANA CHAMMBER OF MINES

    planned fiscal stimulus of the Chinese government and potential truce in trade disputes between the United States and China. On the whole, the IMF projects that global economic growth will reduce further to 3.3 per cent in 2019. In Ghana, an upturn in mining and quarrying activities combined with appreciable growth in the

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  • Small scale mining in Ghana

     · Small scale mining in Ghana has been listed as illegal due to lack of effective policies made by the Government. The government had recently lifted a ban on all illegal mining activities in Ghana. The government urged the miners to give them ample time to monitor the developments in the sector before implementing the five-year Multilateral ...

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  • I will end illegal small-scale mining

     · I will end illegal small-scale mining – President vows. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has vowed to bring to an end to the proliferation and scourge of illegal small-scale mining before his new term in office expires. He said his new administration would be adopting a heavy-handed approach towards illegal mining, known as ''Galamsey ...

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  • Government to tackle illegal mining through ...

     · By GNA. LISTEN MAR 9, 2017. Accra, March 8, GNA - Government would tackle illegal mining activities (galamsey) through collaboration, law enforcement and technological approach, Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources has announced. He said these interventions would first have to identify the challenges and the available ...

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  • Minerals and Mining Act

    78. Qualication for application for restricted licence or restricted mining lease 79. Non-citizen''s right to apply for industrial mineral right 80. Special right of owner or occupier with regard to industrial minerals Small scale mining 81. Application of this Part 82. Licence for small scale mining 83.

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  • MINERALS COMMISSION

    1.2 Broad Overview of the Small Scale Mining (SSM) Sector in Ghana. Small Scale Mining (SSM) has evolved from the artisanal stage through the use of rudimentary equipment such as; shovels, pick axes and sluice boards to currently semi-mechanised operations involving the use equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and Washing Plants.

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  • Illegal Mining in Ghana: a tale of a failed state

     · Although the government of Ghana in the 1980s had streamlined the mining activities of Artisanal Small-Scale Miners, their activities, majority of the small-scale miners continue to operate without certified legal requirement and their operations continue to have numerous environmental, social and economic consequences.

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  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

    This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project. The ASM sub-program is co-funded by the European Commission''s Directorate-General of …

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  • DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    also at small-scale mining. The recognition of, and support to, small-scale mining is based on the premise that it offers opportunities to generate employment, support rural livelihoods and foster local entrepreneurship. In this respect, Government recognises that small-scale miners require assistance in their efforts to operate in an economically

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  • mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions

    This paper examines the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. Since the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989, which effectively legalized small-scale gold mining in the country, industrial operations,

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  • Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the …

    World Bank, 2008). The 1989 small-scale mining laws (Ghana Government, 1989a; 1989b; 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 Govern-ment, 2006). However, Ghana''s small-scale gold industry is no

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  • Ghana lifts ban on small-scale mining | Ghana 2019 ...

    Small-scale mining, known popularly as galamsey, has existed in Ghana for generations. The ban on it was first imposed in January 2017 and extended several times, despite opposition from smallscale miners. It followed several years of controversy over the rise of illegal mining operations, particularly in the north of the country.

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  • Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within …

    6 Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region There is about a total of more than 1,000,000 small-scale miners estimated to work within the 6 target countries (which should add up to about 1.5 million for the whole SADC

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  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – MLR.

    OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED MINERALS AND MINING (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 AN ACT to amend the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) to provide for Regulations to be made to prescribe the manner for the payment of royalties; the confiscation of equipment used in illegal small scale mining and for related matters.

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  • Mining Of Gold In Ghana Overview

     · Except for small-scale mining rights which can be granted to an individual as provided for under Act 703, only corporate bodies incorporated in Ghana under the laws of the Republic of Ghana shall be granted a mineral right in Ghana. A licence for small-scale mining is however granted only to a citizen of the Republic of Ghana who has attained ...

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  • MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA Ensuring …

    the time. In 1986 the Minerals and Mining Law (PNDC Law 153) was enacted to promote and regulate the orderly development of the sector. The Small-Scale Gold Mining Law (PNDC Law 218), the Mercury Law (PNDC Law 217) and the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law (PNDC Law 219) were passed in 1989 to regularise and streamline small-

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  • Mining in Ghana

     · Grant of Mining Licence in Ghana. Except for small-scale mining rights that can be granted to an individual as provided for under Act 703, only corporate bodies incorporated in Ghana under the laws of the Republic of Ghana shall be given a mineral right in Ghana.

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  • The Need to Regularise Activities of Illegal Small-Scale ...

    Secondly, government needs to explore par-cels of land and designate the workable areas to miners under a well structured scheme that will also educate these miners about safe and healthy mining methods. Keywords: Law, Small-Scale Mining, Regularise, Ghana. 1. Introduction . Ghana abounds in a number of minerals especially in the

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  • Mining In Ghana

     · Except for small-scale mining rights that can be granted to an individual as provided for under Act 703, only corporate bodies incorporated in Ghana under the laws of the Republic of Ghana shall be given a mineral right in Ghana. A license for small-scale mining is, however, granted only to a citizen of the Republic of Ghana who has attained ...

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  • Small scale mining laws need to be reviewed | News Ghana

     · Participants at a day''s workshop, have called on the government to review the laws on small scale mining to deter people from engaging in it.

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  • Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the galamsey

    Downloadable (with restrictions)! This paper argues that the current formalization system for small-scale gold miners in Ghana has been undermined and the small-scale mining laws no longer capture the reality of the sector''s activities. The paper will examine the small-scale mining system and shows that registered and unregistered actors operate not only in parallel but are actually ...

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  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A ...

    small-scale mining youth engaged in galamsey. The late John Atta Mills, the party''s presidential candidate at the time, continually blamed the leadership of the then ruling NPP for conflicts between small-scale miners and large-scale companies, and reportedly asked why the NPP was treating galamsey operators as if they were ''not Ghanaians''.

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  • Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the galamsey

    World Bank, 2008). The 1989 small-scale mining laws (Ghana Government, 1989a; 1989b; 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 Govern-ment, 2006). However, Ghana''s small-scale gold industry is no

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  • Mining Law 2021 | Laws and Regulations | Ghana | ICLG

     · Ghana: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, …

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  • Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy ...

     · Artisanal and small-scale mining has a long history in Ghana. It was only in 1989, however, that government recognised its legitimacy through the Small-scale Mining …

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  • Minerals And Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (L.I. 2173)

    Minerals And Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (L.I. 2173) ... Small scale mining operations 24. Obligations under small-scale mining licence 25. Record-keeping and reporting requirements ... with Ghanaian content which shall be procured in Ghana by the holder of a mineral right, a licence ...

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  • Ministry of Trade and Industry

    Ministry of Trade and Industry - Laws & Regulations. Doing Business and Applicable Laws in Ghana. Laws applicable to the operation of business in Ghana conform to international standards and best practice. These laws are based on a framework of legislation relating to business activity, copyrights, patents, trademarks, disputes and labour ...

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  • Mining in Ghana – What future can we expect?

    small-scale mining and strengthening the collection, transparency and management of mineral revenues. In 2012 alone, six mining laws and regulations were passed. These policy revisions have proven successful. In 2013, over 50 per cent of FDI in Ghana was related to the mining sector. The mining sector contributed significantly to Ghana''s overall

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  • Small-scale Ghanaian mining ban lifted

     · Small-scale Ghanaian mining ban lifted. A ban on small-scale mining operations in Ghana, which has been in place since January 2017 to crack down on illegal mining, has been lifted by the national government. The ban had been in place from January 2017, after illegal mining contributed to the destruction of water resources and forested areas.

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  • Mining Law 2021 | Laws and Regulations | Ghana | ICLG

    Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the ...

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  • Index of Ghanaian Mining Laws Mining Laws

    The Small-Scale mining law was passed to legalize and formalize Ghana''s large informal mining sector. The law allows small-scale miners to apply for minerals rights from the Secretary of Lands and Natural Resources (Article 1.1) for a duration of 3 to 5 years (Article 4.1) and declares that license to be non-transferable (Article 7).

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