Advice To Government On The Need To Stop Mining In The Forest Reserves Of Ghana
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Advice To Government On The Need To Stop Mining In The Forest Reserves Of Ghana

Ghana urged to Stop Mining in Forest Reserves - Wanted in ...

Aug 22, 2010  The Green Earth Organization (GEO) has urged Ghana's government to stop all mineral extraction in the country's forest reserves in order to manage the natural resources and keep intact the livelihood of the area's indigenous communities. Within Ghana's high canopy forests is an area of about 17,000 sq kms, which includes 216 forest reserves, mostly established between 1920 and 1960.

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Stop mining in forest reserves – National House of Chiefs ...

May 06, 2021  Stop mining in forest reserves – National House of Chiefs President. The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, has called for a halt in mining in the forest ...

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Protect Forest Reserves; Keep Mining Companies Out in Ghana

Apr 28, 2003  Newmont Mining Corporation. 1700 Lincoln Street. Denver, Colorado. USA 80203. Fax: Int'l code+303 837-6100. * Tell him you support a coalition of Ghanaian organizations that opposes opening Ghana's forest reserves to mining. * Tell him Newmont should not pressure the Ghanaian government to change its laws to permit mining in forest reserves.

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CSOs accuse government of issuing permit for mining near ...

Apr 23, 2021  Government should also place a moratorium on the granting of mining lease permits for all surface mining in Ghana.” Ban The government issued the directive on Thursday, ordering persons undertaking prospecting activities in forest reserves across the country to

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Ghana: Groups Work to Prevent Mining in Ghana’s Forest ...

Oct 07, 2004  A controversial government decision to grant permits for gold mining in Ghana’s dwindling forest reserves threatens the survival of the forest and of the people who depend on the forest to meet their basic needs. Two Greengrants grantees are on the front lines of this battle: Wassa Association of Communities Against Mining (WACAM) and the []

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Forestry Commission asked to stop issuance of permits in ...

Jun 18, 2021  The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has asked the Forestry Commission to stop the issuance of mining permits and all permits in forest reserves to reduce fragmentation of compartment in ...

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Protect Forest Reserves; Keep Mining Companies Out in Ghana

Apr 28, 2003  Newmont Mining Corporation. 1700 Lincoln Street. Denver, Colorado. USA 80203. Fax: Int'l code+303 837-6100. * Tell him you support a coalition of Ghanaian organizations that opposes opening Ghana's forest reserves to mining. * Tell him Newmont should not pressure the Ghanaian government to change its laws to permit mining in forest reserves.

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Forestry Commission asked to stop issuance of permits in ...

Jun 18, 2021  Forestry Commission asked to stop issuance of permits in forest reserves. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has asked the Forestry Commission to stop the issuance of mining

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'The Chinese are the ones destroying water bodies and ...

May 24, 2021  The Minister said there was an urgent need for the two countries to work closely together to efficiently regulate Ghana’s small-scale mining sector. But the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners, Michael Kwadwo Peprah, claims the Chinese have largely contributed to the destruction and depletion of Ghana’s forest reserves with the ...

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Ghanaian activists sue government to save forest from mine ...

Jul 08, 2020  Environmental activists have sued Ghana’s government to stop a proposed mining project in a protected national forest, which they say endangers their health and

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Minister orders miners to evacuate ... - Ghana Business News

Apr 29, 2021  The Minister appealed to traditional leaders and small-scale miners to help government to develop a mining industry that would be a catalyst for development and economic growth. He said Illegal mining remained a threat to the Ghanaian economy and called for concerted efforts from stakeholders to get rid of the menace.

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GHANA’S mINING AND FOREST lAwS - WordPress

Ghana’s minerals and mining law Introduction 4 General Information 5 Mineral rights 7 Licences 11 Mining leases 12 Rights and compensations 14 Industrial minerals 17 Small-scale mining 18 Administration miscellaneous provisions 21 Conclusion 24 Ghana’s Forest laws

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Petition Stop Galamsey devastation in Rural Ghana ...

The Government of Ghana halts all licensing for the prospecting of gold, bauxite or any other minerals in forest reserves and within twenty kilometers of water bodies in all parts of the country. All mining activities in or near bodies of water and forest reserves be halted with immediate effect.

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China to mine in Ghana's forest reserve despite agitations ...

Jul 17, 2019  Environmentalists in Ghana are fighting the government over the decision to allow for the mining of bauxite in one of its forest reserves, the Atewa Forest.. There is a movement pushing for the intended exercise to be halted by the Ghanaian government in order to save the forest that is home to many rare wildlife and plant species.

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‘The Chinese are the ones destroying water bodies, forest ...

May 24, 2021  The Minister said there was an urgent need for the two countries to work closely together to efficiently regulate Ghana's small-scale mining sector. But the President of the Concerned Small Scale Miners, Michael Kwadwo Peprah, claims the Chinese have largely contributed to the destruction and depletion of Ghana's forest reserves with the ...

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Evacuate all mining equipment from forest reserves by ...

Apr 28, 2021  Evacuate all mining equipment from forest reserves by April 30 - Lands Minister directs By Godwill Arthur-Mensah Tarkwa (WR), April 28, GNA - Following the suspension of reconnaissance and prospecting activities in all forest reserves by government on April 22, all mining equipment at any forest reserve should be evacuated from the site by ...

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Communities must join government in fighting illegal mining

Apr 22, 2021  The effects of unregulated small scale mining has also burdened the Ghana Water Company in terms of water quality and treatment. Mr Jinapor said it was only through a national consensus and support to a policy on regulated small scale mining that Ghana's water bodies may resurrect from its current state as well as avoid the looming water crisis ...

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We Will Win Galamsey Fight - Minister - DailyGuide Network

May 13, 2021  He noted that the MMDCEs have also intensified public education on the need to protect the forest reserves and water bodies of the country. He reiterated that the government’s plan is not to stop small scale mining but wants it to be done the right way.

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Minority calls for publication of mining companies in Ghana

Apr 26, 2021  Minority in Parliament is demanding the immediate release of all companies undertaking mining activities and prospecting within the country’s forest reserves. “We need

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Ghana: Activists Sue Government to Save Forest From Mine ...

Plaintiffs say mining in the forest violates their constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment. Accra - Environmental activists have sued Ghana's government to stop a proposed mining ...

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Suspending mining in forest reserves a good move - Timber ...

Apr 28, 2021  The Ghana Timber Association (GTA) has expressed its happiness at the Lands and Natural Resources Minister’s directive suspending prospecting and mining in forest reserves

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Are we close to the Tipping Point? - Modern Ghana

May 03, 2021  Ghana's problem is lack of enforcement. We have all the laws in place to stop illegal mining and other environmentally damaging activities, but we don't enforce them. The perception is that this is partly because there are so called “big men” behind illegal mining who fund the two main political parties and are therefore untouchable.

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Ghana's Atewa Forest under threat from mining devastation ...

Jun 05, 2019  Update: Despite cautions from the U.S Forest Service, on May 30 the Government of Ghana began creating access roads into Atewa Forest Reserve in preparation for the bauxite mining.A Rocha Ghana, Ghana Wildlife Society and other CSOs are still fighting to save this unique forest. You can help by signing the petition and spreading the word using #AtewaForest and #SaveAtewa4Water

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Arocha Ghana heading to court to stop gov't from ...

Jan 15, 2020  Arocha Ghana heading to court to stop gov’t from ‘destroying Atewa forest for bauxite money’. Months of advocacy against the government plan to mine Atewa forest has not paid off. And now the coalition of environmental groups and individuals wants to take the fight to court to scuttle a bauxite-mining plan that has been labelled an ...

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Ghanaian activists sue government to save forest from mine ...

Jul 08, 2020  Ghana experienced a 60% rise in primary forest loss between 2017 and 2018 – the highest rise in any tropical country, according to the U.S.-based Global Forest Watch, with trees lost to

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Support Gov’t to develop mining industry - Jinapor to ...

Apr 28, 2021  Illegal mining remains a threat to the Ghanaian economy. Addressing small scale miners in Tarkwa on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Minister reiterated that prospecting and reconnaissance licences have been suspended in all forest reserves and water bodies across the country.

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Ghana: Protecting Our Forest Reserves - allAfrica

THE government has issued a stern warning to cocoa purchasing clerks not to buy cocoa from farmers who indulge in farming in the country's forest reserves.

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We Will Win Galamsey Fight - Minister - DailyGuide Network

May 13, 2021  He noted that the MMDCEs have also intensified public education on the need to protect the forest reserves and water bodies of the country. He reiterated that the government’s plan is not to stop small scale mining but wants it to be done the right way.

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Don't politicise Green Ghana Project – New Juaben South MP ...

Jun 12, 2021  The national initiative would see to the eventual restoration of Ghana’s forest cover and water bodies, which had been destroyed in recent years, largely, through illegal activities, including ...

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Galamsey: Ankobra River regaining quality General News

May 25, 2021  The Ankobra River in the Western Region, which was polluted as a result of illegal mining, has begun to run clear after the Operation Halt team stepped up its activities in the region. This comes a month into the special operation by the military task force mandated to stop all mining activities within forest reserves and in water bodies. The exercise...

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Joint Framework for Action Ghana - World Cocoa Foundation

Conscious of the need to promote, foster and accelerate the economic and social development of Ghana, in order to improve living standards and people’s well-being; We, the Government of Ghana – through the Minister of Land Natural Resources - and undersigned companies, commit to work together to end deforestation and promote forest

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Collective Efforts Needed To Fight Galamsey - UTV Ghana

May 06, 2021  Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, he said illegal mining was causing serious devastation to the country’s forest and water bodies and there was the need for all to join the government ...

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Chambas Endorses ‘Pretty Tough’ Measures ... - UTV Ghana

May 31, 2021  The destruction caused by mining activities in water bodies and forest reserves is bad enough to require “pretty tough” measures to contain the situation, a

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