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A-Rocha Ghana Want Desperate Measures To Save Ghana's …

Ghana's forests are in deep crises among a global ranking of countries with high incidence of forest losses recorded between 2017 and 2018. Ghana comes first out of 10 top countries with highest percentage in primary forest loss between 2017 and 2018 of any tropical country, according to a report by the Global Forest Watch (GFW).

GHANA'S mINING AND FOREST lAwS - WordPress.com

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 Introduction 26 Community rights & roles in forest management 28 Forest Laws 31

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

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 well-being, amid growing calls to increase nature reserves to combat climate change. The proposed mine in the Atewa Range Forest is part of a $2bn deal signed with China, which will …

Mining Forest Reserves is illegal | FairPlanet

Mining Forest Reserves is illegal. The decision by the government of Ghana to allow mining in forest reserves has been described as awful. It is beginning to have serious, negative impacts on the climate, and on the local communities in and around forest zones. It is also having an effect on food production, and contributing to food insecurity ...

Communities must join government in fighting illegal mining

Communities must join government in fighting illegal mining. Daboase (W/R), April 20, GNA - Mr Abu Jinapor, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, has called for massive support from communities and their leadership to help government end illegal mining in water bodies. Illegal small scale mining, otherwise known as "galamsey ...

Operation Halt has freed forest reserves of illegal miners ...

Addressing members of the Western North Regional Co-ordinating Council and other key stakeholders in forest reserve management at Sefwi-Wiawso, he said, the active support of the government against illegal mining activities in forest reserves had been of tremendous help to the Commission in its effort to promote sustainable forest resources for the country.

Deal with encroachment forcefully - Lands Minister to ...

Deal with encroachment forcefully – Lands Minister to sector agencies. October 5, 2021. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. A. Jinapor, has tasked officials of the three main agencies of the Ministry in the Northern Region to ensure an end to encroachment on forest reserves and public lands in the region.

Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation ...

In Ghana, forests provide many products on which the local population subsists. However, these resources are depleting due to a variety of factors including agricultural expansion and over-exploitation of forest resources. This paper presents an analysis of the level of local dependence on forest resources and its implications for forest management in Ghana. The paper also outlines the …

Ghana's government faces pushback in bid to mine ...

On Jan. 13, Ghanaian environmental NGO A Rocha Ghana went to court in a bid to stop the mining project. Supported by 20 other civil society organizations, A Rocha's suit claims that mining ...

Gov't to unveil National Alternative Livelihood for ...

He re-echoed government's position on mining, saying: "The President has not said we should stop mining, what he does not want is irresponsible small-scale mining, which will destroy our water bodies and forest reserves".

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

Ghanaian activists sue government to save forest from mine

ACCRA, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Environmental activists have sued Ghana's government to stop a proposed mining project in a protected national forest, which they say endangers their ...

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

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. …

WACAM celebrates World Earth Day, calls on government to ...

WACAM says, government has a major responsibility to protect Ghana's forest reserves and the environment in general. According to WACAM, prioritizing the profiting business of mining to the neglect of the importance of protection of the environment is worrying especially when Ghana is struggling to find solutions to the countless social, economic and environmental problems associated …

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

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 …

Embrace Otumfuo's advice to intensify war against galamsey ...

Last Friday, no less a personality than the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, called on the government to intensify its fight against illegal mining activities. The Otumfuo said the fight was necessary to protect the country's water bodies and curb the current rate of the depletion of its forest reserves.

Evacuate all mining equipment from forest reserves by ...

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 …

Ghana seeks investors for Iron ore and bauxite mining ...

A Principal Mining Officer at the Minerals Commission, Jerry Ahadzi has said that Ghana is in search for investors to exploit its vast iron ore and bauxite resources. These investors, according to ...

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

The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, has called for a halt in mining in the forest reserves across the country.

Forest Degradation/Deforestation in Ghana | News Ghana

Also, between 2000 and 2005, the rate of forest change increased by 4.2% to 1.89% per annum. The recent FAO 2010 report has estimated Ghana's deforestation at …

Stop illegal mining in tribal areas: Nara Lokesh to Andhra ...

VIJAYAWADA: TDP general secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh has demanded that the YSRC government stop illegal bauxite mining in the scheduled tribal areas immediately in order to protect the forest ...

Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | USA | ICLG

The General Mining Law of 1872 (GML), 30 U.S.C. §§ 21–54, 611–615, as amended, is the principal law governing locatable minerals on federal lands. The GML affords US citizens the opportunity to explore for, discover and purchase certain valuable mineral deposits on federal lands open for mineral entry.

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 ...

Suspension of reconnaissance activities in Ghana's forest ...

An earlier directive by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to suspend reconnaissance or prospecting activities in all forest reserves across …

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

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 …

Chambas endorses 'pretty tough' measures against galamsey ...

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 …

Akufo-Addo directs Regional Security Councils to be the ...

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked Regional Security Councils in all mining regions to be the fulcrum for the enforcement of the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) in the country. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources A.Jinapor who disclosed this, said the move, will among others, help ensure effective security operations at all levels …

Collective Efforts Needed To Fight Galamsey - UTV Ghana

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 ...

Abu Jinapor stops prospecting activities in all forest ...

DIRECTIVE TO SUSPEND RECONNAISSANCE AND/OR PROSPECTING ACTIVITIES IN ALL FOREST RESERVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Whereas the Final Communique of the National Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining held at the Accra International Conference Centre on 14 th and 15 th April, 2021, in Paragraph 12, "emphatically charged government to take steps to put in …

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.

'You will have yourself to blame if you go ... - News Ghana

He explained that mining in forest reserves was lawful and that some mining companies had mineral rights to mine, but insisted that it should be …

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

Forestry Commission asked to stop issuance of permits in forest reserves 7h ago | Source: GNA 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 the reserves.

Mining In The Ghanaian Forest Reserve - Modern Ghana

INTRODUCTON Gold, a mining resource, buried deep under the forest reserve of Ghana, is to be mined only after getting all stakeholders (government, citizens, shareholders, environmentalists, mining companies) to agree on the most effective means of exploitation to minimize the negative impact of mining on the environment. A plan of action for effective mineral development …