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EITI seeks to create that missing transparency and accountability in revenue flows from the extractive industry....

The initiative encourages, government, extractive companies, International agencies and NGO’s to work together to develop a framework to promote transparency of payments in the extractive industries.

EITI pursues a policy of openness which promotes the concept of tolerance and good governance through the disbursement of royalties to benificiary communities and public disclosures...

Government's strategy for the sector is based on the recognition that the development of solid minerals in a sustainable manner can not be achieved without a deep involvement of the affected communities.

The EITI strategy calls for the definition of effective ways and means to empower and engage mining communities in the development process and to promote responsible behavior....

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MPs charged to scrutinise mining contracts PDF Print E-mail

A civil society organisation (CSO) has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to take bold and serious steps to ensure that all mining contracts that come before them are thoroughly scrutinised to avert loss of revenues to Ghana that hurts the national interest. According to the CSO, the country has lost huge potential revenues that could have boosted the cash-starved economy due to Parliament's approval of bad mining agreements that government had signed with mining companies.

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Concerns Growing On African Mining Vision - Its detrimental to our continent, says ERA PDF Print E-mail

SERIOUS environmental human rights issues are currently being raised on the African Mining Vision (AMV) that was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2009. Environmental rights advocacy groups being galvanized by Environmental Rights Action (ERA), a foremost environmental rights group in Nigeria, believes that the AMV that was adopted by AU to provide guidance on how extractive sector-mining must be managed in the continent only favours foreign investors to the detriment of the African people, and does not address critical livelihood concerns of local artisans.

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Mining companies kick against adjusted ground rent PDF Print E-mail

Mining companies operating in Ghana have petitioned Parliament in an attempt to get the House to take a second look at what they describe as “gargantuan” ground rent imposed on them by the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL). The companies argue that the decision to upwardly review the ground rent was taken by the OASL without consultation with the mining industry hence the difficulty in accepting the new rates.

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Wassa Amenfi District cries for clean water PDF Print E-mail

The queen-mother of Wassa Dawurampong in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region, Nana Akua Ampomaa II, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, construct bore-holes in the area to serve as alternative water sources for the people.

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UN Expert Group Launches First Fact-finding Visit to Ghana PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 5 July 2013, 3:01 pm
Press Release: United Nations Human Rights Commissioner
Business & Human Rights: UN Expert Group Launches First Fact-finding Visit to Ghana

GENEVA (4 July 2013) – A United Nations group of independent experts on business and human rights will undertake an information-gathering visit to Ghana from 8 to 17 July 2013, to look at current initiatives, opportunities and challenges in implementing the UN Guiding Principles* on Business and Human Rights in the country.

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Government will ensure prudent management and utilization of revenues - Ricketts-Hagan PDF Print E-mail

Government will ensure prudent management and utilization of revenues from the natural resources to the benefit of the people, Mr. Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, Deputy Minister of Finance, has assured.

He said in an address read for him at a dissemination workshop on the Ghana Extractive Industries Initiative (GHEITI) 2010/2011 Oil and Gas and Mining Reports organized by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning at Axim on Thursday. Mr. Ricketts-Hagan said district assemblies in mining areas were expected to demonstrate fiscal accountability and transparency in all expenditure decisions, particularly those relating to the use of mineral royalties.

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Mining sector contributes GHc1.46 billion to GRA PDF Print E-mail

The mining sector paid GHc893.77 million in corporate tax to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in 2012. Dr Toni Aubynn, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, said the amount represented 36.98 percent of the total GRA tax collected within the period. Dr Aubynn said this during a media briefing on the activities of the chamber and mining companies in Sunyani.

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International Conference on Payment Disclosure In The Extractive Industries Held In Accra PDF Print E-mail

An International Conference on Payment Disclosures in the Extractive Industries, yesterday, took place in Accra. About fifty participants from Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Europe and the United States of America attended the conference which was held on the theme: The Role of International Transparency Initiatives as Tools for Accountability in Africa’s Extractive Industries.

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Statement by the Government of Ghana presented by Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson, MP Deputy Minister Of Finance At The 6th Global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Conference - Sydney, Australia PDF Print E-mail

May 23-24, 2013

Hon. Chair
Distinguished Delegates

On behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana, I wish to thank the EITI Chair and the Secretariat for extending an invitation to the President of the Republic of Ghana to participate in this important conference. Ghana is one of the pioneers of EITI implementation. The Government of Ghana committed itself and signed on to the initiative in 2003 and has since participated fully in all EITI activities both regionally and internationally. It is worth noting that Ghana is the first country to undertake the EITI in the mining sector and proactively extended it to the sub-national level and the oil and gas sector.

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Gold Fields Ghana Is 2012 Best Tax Payer PDF Print E-mail

Gold Fields Ghana Is 2012 Best Tax Payer

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) presented Gold Fields Ghana Limited with the best Tax Payer Award for 2012 at its annual awards ceremony in Accra this week.

The ceremony honoring Gold Fields Ghana was held at the State Banquet hall and it recognized corporate institutions for their significant contributions to government revenue in terms of taxes paid. In 2012, Gold Fields Ghana contributed a total of US$250 million to Government revenue. The GRA also honored the company’s staff that worked hard in the year.

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Workshop To Validate The 2010/2011 Final Draft GHEITI Audit Reports - Updated PDF Print E-mail

UPDATED - The Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) secretariat together with the EITI National Steering Committee, have completed the production of the 2010/2011 final draft Ghana EITI Audit Reports.  The Stakeholders have provided critical data and other inputs for the production of the reports. To ensure that the final reports accurately reflect stakeholders’ inputs the Ghana EITI secretariat is organising a technical validation round table workshop to discuss the report.

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