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Acts – Minerals Commission

The Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) was promulgated in 2006. 2. ACT 703 Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) DOWNLOAD 3. 2015 ... The Minerals Commission of Ghana is the Government agency with the primary responsibility of developing and coordinating mineral sector policies and monitoring their implementation.


Between 1986 and 2006, the Mineral and Mining Law 1986, PNDCL.153 was the basic mining legislation in Ghana. While it was regarded as a trailblazer in terms of mining legislation in sub-saharan Africa, changes in the international mining scene necessitated its revision. After a protracted review from the early 2000s, the current Minerals and

Mining duties, royalties and taxes in Ghana

 · A 10 per cent windfall tax levy on mining companies was announced in 2012, but is yet to be passed into law. The royalties'' payments are revenue-based (fixed at 5 per cent of total revenue ...

Mining Of Gold In Ghana Overview

 · The exploration of gold reserves in Ghana is governed by a number of laws within her jurisdiction which includes the following; The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana; The Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) (as amended by the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 900). Minerals Commission Act, 1993 (Act 450).

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – MLR.

Act 900 THE NINE HUNDREDTH ACT 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

Mining in Ghana

 · The mining laws require that records of all mineral rights granted should be maintained and must be open to inspection by members of the public. ... needs a work permit in order to work in Ghana ...

Mining industry of Ghana

The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country''s GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana''s mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa''s largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008. Ghana is also a major producer of bauxite, manganese and ...


The African Legal Support Facility in partnership with the University of Kigali host the 2018 African Mining Legislation. Information in this screening tool is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or service. The African Arbitration Association makes no warranties or representations, express or implied ...


The Law required that mining companies procured inputs from Ghana to the maximum extent possible consistent with the economy, efficiently and safely. The sequel Law, Minerals and Mining Act (2006), Act 703 has similar provisions. However to give real effect to the Act, in 2012,

Project Finance 2021 | Laws and Regulations | Ghana | ICLG

 · For example, a mining lease is subject to a royalty of 5% of the total revenue of the mining operations, subject to any fiscal stabilisation clause in such agreement. 7.5 Are there any restrictions, controls, fees and/or taxes on foreign currency exchange? ... subject to the laws of Ghana, as well as the laws of the relevant offshore ...


in 1984 and the promulgation of the Minerals and Mining Code in 1986 to the promulgation of the Small-Scale Mining Law in 1989 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994. The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is

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.

Mining In Ghana

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The law versus galamsey

 · The law versus galamsey. 22 September 2017 5:23pm. One of the revelations that came to light from a statement made by the "Small-scale …

Galamsey is illegal, the fight against it cannot be based ...

 · "The Act further provides that a non-Ghanaian who illegally mines or abets illegal mining attracts a large fine and imprisonment between 20 and 25 years, and shall be …

Minerals And Mining (Health, Safety and Technical ...

45. Appointment and qualification of shift boss and mining foreman 46. Manager or mine captain not to act as shift boss or mining foreman 47. Duties of shift boss and mining foreman 48. Continuity of responsibility of manager and mine captain 49. Appointment of fire patrols in underground mines 50.

Minerals and Mining (Support Services) Regulations, 2012 ...

Private Partnerships Act, 1962 (Act 152) or registration under the Registration of Business Names Act, 1962 (Act 151); "Mining List" means the catalogue of mining machinery, equipment and consumables agreed upon by the Minerals Commission, Ghana Revenue Authority, Value Added Tax Service and the Ghana


National Mining Policy of Ghana 6 mining sector contributed 12.7% of Government revenue, 3.2% of corporate tax and 40% of total merchandise export revenues. In 2009, the sector contributed 7% of Ghana''s total corporate tax earnings, 45% of total export revenues, 19.8% of …

Detecting Gold Mining in Ghana

 · Detecting Gold Mining in Ghana. JPEG. Ghana is one of the leading producers of gold in Africa and the seventh leading producer in the world. Large commercial companies mine the majority of it using heavy machinery. But about 35 percent is extracted through small-scale mines, many of which operate informally or without a valid license.


 · Some of the major mining companies in Ghana are Newmont Goldcorp (American), Canadian and Australian. There are also South African companies such as Goldfields and AngloGold Ashanti. While the laws of Ghana permit foreign ownership, there is an increasing drive towards local participation especially in the provision of mine services.

Implementing Small Scale Mining Laws in Ghana

mining laws in Ghana, using the Prestea Huni Valley District as a case study. The District was chosen because small scale mining is a booming practice here, and therefore presents a rich case for ...

Mining Law | Ghana Legal Information Institute

 · Mining Law . X-Tra Gold Mining Limited v Attorney General (J1/23/2015) [2016] GHASC 57 (28 July 2016); Flynote: CL. Legislative Amendment. Mining Law. EL. ... To set up an online repository of legal information from Ghana, towards the promotion of Rule of Law, judicial accountability and good governance in Ghana and Africa. ...

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).

Mining in Africa: Ghana – ten things to know | Norton Rose ...

 · 02 | Mining legislation. Ghana''s mining sector is regulated by the Minerals and Mining Act 703, 2006 (the Act) and the Mining Regulations 1970. The Act revised the old mining law to conform to the recent trends and developments in the industry. 03 | Stages of mining activities. Mining activities are conducted in stages.


1.1 Overview of Ghana''s Minerals and Mining Sector Ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. Gold is the predominant mineral produced in the country, accounting ... and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703), Small scale mining operation means mining operation over an area of


(iii) the disposal of a mining lease granted under this Act or a repealed law upon which mining operations are conducted or of the whole or a material part of the assets of the company which are attributable to the company''s operations in Ghana but are not held in the country.


g. ghana investment promotion centre act, 2013 (act 865) ghana maritime authority act, 2002 (act 630) ghana maritime security act, 2004 (act 675) ghana national petroleum corporation act…

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards ...

The Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) which is a continuation of the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218 enacted in 1989 given the procedures of issuing a license to a small-scale firm. It contain in Section 81 to 99 in the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. Small-scale gold

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Legalstone Solicitors LLP is undoubtedly a top tier boutique law firm in Ghana, uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their business needs. Our client focus approach to legal services means that you are assured of technical savvy and reliable legal assistance that guarantees the best results.

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

Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703), these Regulations are made this day 20th of March, 2012. Recruitment of expatriates, training of Ghanaians and preference for local products Regulation 1—Recruitment of expatriates and employment and training of Ghanaians

Ghana | ASM

Policies, Laws and Regulations Currently in Effect. Ghana Mines and Minerals Act (Act 703), 2006. Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Framework, 2015. Minerals and Mining Policy of Ghana, 2016. ASM Associations or Cooperatives. I. GNASSM: Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners. II. Women in Mining in Ghana. III.

Minerals And Mining (Explosives) Regulations, 2012 (Li 2177)

Minerals and Mining Act, (Act 703), 2006, these Regulations are made this day 20th of March, 2012. Application and general administration Regulation 1—Application (1) These Regulations apply to (a) the conveyance, storage, possession, manufacture and use of explosives for mining…

Minerals and Mining Act 703 Ghana

AN ACT to revise and consolidate the law relating to minerals and mining and to provide for connected purposes. DATE OF ASSENT: 22nd March, 2006 ENACTED by the President and Parliament: Ownership of minerals and cadastral system Minerals property of Republic 1. Every mineral in its natural state in, under or upon land in Ghana, rivers, streams,

Land Ownership and Responsibility for the Mining ...

of Mining in Ghana: Issues and Ansawers, in NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM (Feb. 1992). See also Amowi Sutherland, The Development of Environmental Law: The Extent of Ghana''s. Response to a National and International Demand (1978) (unpublished dissertation,

Parliament passes Minerals, Mining Law

 · Just like Act 703, the law criminalises illegal small scale mining, popularly known as galamsey, but unlike the old law, it criminalises mining by foreigners and Ghanaians without a permit.