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National Conference on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold and Salt Mining In Ghana
May 14 - May 15
A two-day national conference on artisanal and small- scale gold and salt mining will be held in Accra, Ghana from May 14-15. Organised by Third World Network-Africa (TWN- Africa) with support from STAR-Ghana, the conference brings together ASM gold and salt producers, relevant policy makers, CSOs working on mining issues and the media. It is a culmination of a series of four regional forums and a media encounter held across the country last year by TWN-Africa, in the heat of the government of Ghana’s ban on small scale mining and the anti-galamsey (illegal gold mining) security operation tagged ‘Operation Vanguard’.
The conference will place a spotlight on the role and place of artisanal gold and salt mining, looking at the policies that govern the sector and the practices in and challenges facing ASM producers in the two sub sectors. It aims to contribute to policies and practices that strengthen and improve the role of ASM gold and salt production in Ghana’s economy and society. The conference will consist of plenary sessions at the beginning and the end where issues of both gold and salt are discussed. The bulk of the discussion will take place in parallel sessions in which gold and salt issues will be discussed separately.