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Mining in Ghana

Government remains focused on ensuring fairness in mining industry

12th April 2013 Ghana’s mining sector needs substantial reform to ensure that the country moves towards economically and socially sustainable mining. Ghana President John Dramani Mahama stated in his State of the Nation Address earlier this year that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources had been tasked... 

South African business sees opportunities in Ghana

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2013 Innovative screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa, which is based in Sebenza on the East Rand, aims to make further business inroads in Ghana. Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin tells Mining Weekly that the company has attended roadshows in Ghana over the past two years to... 

Australia assistance in Ghana increasing

12th April 2013 Over the past four years, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) has supported 43 Ghanaians to undertake mining related studies in Australia. This includes six participants studying at master’s degree levels. A study conducted by the Australia–African (AAPF) Partnerships... 

Mining industry at a crossroads

12th April 2013 In January, advisory company africapractice released its risk and opportunity snapshot entitled ‘Ghana: Mining dilemma’, which states that the mining sector’s performance will remain strong in the short to medium term, increasing the likelihood that government will seek increased revenues from... 

2012 half-year performance of mining industry

12th April 2013 As one of the biggest gold producers in the world, Ghana’s mining industry remains promising. Fifty-five years after gaining independence from British rule, the still-developing country now has combined mineral revenue of $2.75-billion for the half-year of 2012, a number that is expected to grow... 

Engineering consultant upbeat about Ghana

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2013 The global economic downturn has had a negative impact on prospective exploration projects in Ghana, which has resulted in some mines downscaling their operations and workers being laid off. Despite this, natural resources and development consulting company SRK Consulting says the mining sector... 

Ghana to hold mine safety forum in April

12th April 2013 The Ghana Mine Safety Forum, which is scheduled for April 26 to 27, 2013 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra, Ghana, will address issues of mine safety and the impact the mining industry has on the environment. The forum is the first of its kind and the organisers expect to bring together... 

Community development supported by Australia

13th April 2012 In Ghana, the High Commission is contributing $30 000 towards a water and sanitation project in Ghana’s Western region, where Endeavour Mining’s Nzema Gold operations are located. 

Salman village resettlement completed 

13th April 2012 West African gold production and exploration company Endeavour Mining has relocated all Salman township community residents to the new Salman village near the company's Nzema gold mine in Ghana. 

Explosives company reaps rewards of early investment in West Africa

13th April 2012 Explosives and mining services supplier BME is considering opportunities to expand into Ghana, having done business in West Africa for over a decade and reaped the rewards of early investment, BME marketing manager Charles Hurly tells Mining Weekly. 

Ghanaian presence services West Africa

By: Gia Costella     13th April 2012 Global mineral processing and material handling solution and services provider to the cement and minerals industry, FLSmidth, is increasing its activity level in Ghana. 

Engineering consultant to bulk up Ghana office

By: Gia Costella     13th April 2012 Consulting engineers and scientists, SRK Consultanting opened an office in Ghana last year and now plans to further expand its services through the acquisition of a local geologist in April, SRK Consultanting Ghana country manager John Kwofie tells Mining Weekly. 

Gold price and tax reform to mould state of mining sector

By: Yolandi Booyens     13th April 2012 The future of mining in Ghana is dependant on the short- to medium-term outlook of the gold price, which will determine whether gold miners in the country are successful, and the government initiatives around tax reforms that have the potential to seriously affect the growth of the industry, says... 

Processing solutions company looks to expand in Ghana

By: Gia Costella     13th April 2012 Processing solutions company Flowrox (formerly known as Larox Flowsys) is planning to expand its business in Ghana, Flowrox product manager William Chabant tells Mining Weekly. 

Government preparing to ensure maximum benefits from mining industry

By: Yolandi Booyens     13th April 2012 The Ghanaian government has set up a seven-member team to review and renegotiate stability agreements with mining companies to ensure that the country derives the maximum benefit from its resources. 

West African mining sector seeks international partnerships to grow industry

13th April 2012 Gold-rich Ghana’s capital city, Accra, will host the tenth West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex), which, this year will continue to focus on international partnerships needed for the development of infrastructure to exploit the mineral resources of West Africa. 

Thickest highest-grade intercept discovered at Akoase East

13th April 2012 The thickest and highest grade gold intercept yet encountered in drilling has confirmed a higher grade zone at Akoase East gold project in southern Ghana in West Africa, reports mine minerals deposits explorer Viking Ashanti. 

High-grade drilling results from Bibiani

13th April 2012 ASX-listed gold developer Noble Mineral Resources has received more high-grade drilling results of up to 52 g/t of gold from outside the current resource area at its Bibiani gold project in Ghana.  

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