Comprehensive  Ghana Oil and Gas news, information, updates, analysis


News in Brief

Mine workers urge intensified ‘fight’ against illegal miners

A team of miners shift mud in an open pit gold mine on May 15, 2008 in Mongwalu, north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. AFP PHOTO/LIONEL HEALING

A team of miners shift mud in an open pit gold mine on May 15, 2008 in Mongwalu, north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. AFP PHOTO/LIONEL HEALING

The Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) has condemned the clashes between illegal miners and officials of Anglogold Ashanti which lead to the death of the company’s communications specialist,John Owusu. The union contends that such acts of indiscipline should not be condoned as it fears it may escalate in the near future if not checked.

The Mine Workers’ Union’s comment comes after the Ashanti Regional Police Command told Citi Business News that they have arrested two persons in connection with the death of AngloGold Ashanti’s Communication Director, John Owusu. Officials at AngloGold prior to the incident had consistently complained about their mine concessions being taken over by the illegal miners.

Speaking to Citi Business News, General Secretary of the Ghana Mine Workers Union, Prince William Ankrah called on the security agencies to be ruthless in dealing with illegal miners as they protect lives and properties of the legally registered mining companies. “Nobody should encourage this activity of illegal miners; we condemn it entirely and we need to be careful as a nation. We don’t accommodate some of these behaviors. Even though we all agree that we need to all have sources of livelihood. But the security agencies must be seen dealing with all those who are said to be part of the act. We as a union were shocked to have heard that John Owusu has passed away because these galamsey operators were chasing them.”

Source: http://citifmonline.com/2016/02/10/188280/

Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Editor

Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009atTakoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (PPB – www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector
Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Share this article

Leave a reply

Personality of the Month
  • Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa Chief Director of Ministry of Petroleum          …
Follow Us Online
Join the Discussions

Summary: Revenue mobilization from the oil sector for Agricultural production in Ghana, a myth or reality?

Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution to GDP from 45% in 1992…

Responses Add your response


About Us
Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009 at Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector read more
Events Calendar
<< Aug 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Twitter Activity Stream
 

Partners We are proud to be associated with:

Skip to toolbar