Ghana Calls Upon Mining Firms to Adopt Sound Practices

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RAPAPORT… Ghana’s chamber of mines urged diamond and mineral mining companies operating in the country to adopt social and environmentally sound practices. Jurgen Eijgendaal, president of the chamber, called for mining companies to “mitigate the potential adverse effects of our activities…without compromising on the future for the next generations to come.”

Eijgendaal added too that mining played an important role in economic growth and job creation of this West Africa country. Ghana’s main mining projects include gold, diamonds, manganese, and bauxite. The chamber plans to adopt measures to work with mining companies and implement ways to check against acts of illegal mining. Ghana shares its western border with Cote d’Ivoire.

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