The National Coalition on Mining, is the leading advocacy Ghana-based network of activists, community-based organizations (those living in mining communities), artisanal and small scale miners and civil society organizations, and is a national association that works on mining issues. Formed in 2001, NCOM, with its diverse CSOs and CBOs from mining communities and representatives of small-scale miners has helped mining affected communities to have a presence and voice on the national stage.  TWN-Africa is the secretariat.

Women small scale salt miners, Ketu South

Ketu South Women in Small-Scale Salt Production

Women’s small-scale salt miners on the Keta lagoon threatened by large-scale salt mining companies. TWN, with National Coalition on Mining (NCOM) partners, undertook a fact-finding mission to the area to find out more about the situation and the communities...

The CFTA and Industrial Policy: Minerals and the AMV

DEVELOPING COUNTRY DEPENDENCY ON COMMODITIES 2011-2013 (UNCTAD) Commodities and “Africa Rising” Taking together agricultural commodities, timber, metals and minerals, and hydrocarbons, natural resources have accounted for roughly 35% of Africa’s growth since 2000. Resource-based raw and semi-processed goods accounted...

Civil society unhappy with suspension of windfall tax

Coordinator Third World Network (TWN), a civil society group, Dr. Yao Graham, has criticised government over its suspension of windfall profit tax in the mining sector. The Finance Ministry on Monday confirmed that it has put plans to introduce...