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Galamsey: Mahama proposes legislation to halt activities on cocoa farms

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has proposed legislation to end illegal mining activities on cocoa farms.

Galamsey could cause ban on Ghana’s cocoa beans in the international market – Agric...

Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said that harmful chemicals used in illegal mining is the greatest threat...

Galamsey forces cocoa farmers to transport water from home to farm

Head of Public Affairs at the Ghana Cocoa Board, Fiifi Boafo, says illegal mining activities in water bodies have compelled cocoa farmers...

Galamsey threatens cocoa production;19,000 hectares affected

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has expressed grave concern over the alarming rate at which cocoa farms are being destroyed by illegal...
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41-year-old cocoa farmer found dead in galamsey pit in Western Region

A 41-year-old cocoa farmer identified as Kwame Manu has been found dead in a galamsey pit at Kwassa Kwagyansa in the Amenfi...

Giving cocoa farms to galamseyers will harm cocoa roads plans – COCOBOD

Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo has cautioned cocoa farmers that giving up their farms to galamsey operators will negatively affect...

‘Galamsey’ threatens cocoa seedling production

Activities of illegal miners, who use hazardous chemicals in their operations, have made River Birem unsuitable for irrigation purposes, threatening the production of cocoa...

We’ll cut down our cocoa trees and go into galamsey – Angry Mampong Chiefs...

The Chiefs and people of Akwapim Mampong in the Akwapim South District of the Eastern Region are threatening to cut down cocoa trees in...

Ghana to raise cocoa farmgate price by up to 50% – Cocobod

Ghana will raise the fixed farmgate price paid to cocoa farmers by up to 50% in an effort to share profits from...

Cocoa output for 2023/24 season drops by 40%, driving record-high prices

According to two sources from Ghana’s cocoa sector regulator, COCOBOD, the anticipated cocoa output for the 2023/24 season is likely to fall...

COCOBOD loses over 150 thousand metric tonnes of cocoa to smuggling

Ghana Cocoa Board has revealed to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that the company has lost over 150 thousand metric tonnes of cocoa...

‘Galamsey’ is a glaring example of failure of the inept government mired in corruption...

A 2024 presidential hopeful of the New Vision Movement, Kofi Koranteng, has bemoaned the damaging effects of the seemingly intractable illegal mining...
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We must explore fighting galamsey with drones and apps – Pianim

Renowned economist Kwame Pianim has urged Ghanaian authorities to leverage digital tools like drones, apps, and even satellites to combat the illegal...

Agona: Notorious thief shot dead while stealing cocoa beans

A 26-year-old notorious thief, known as Alhaji, has been shot dead after he was allegedly caught stealing cocoa beans.

COCOBOD: Illegal miners intimidating farmers to acquire cocoa lands

Illegal miners are using intimidating tactics to acquire lands from farmers for illegal mining, the director in charge of anti-galamsey activities at the Ghana...

Syndicated loan drag, Ghana borrows up to $200 million from cocoa traders to plug...

Ghana's Cocobod is facing delays in securing its usual syndicated loans and has opted to borrow between $150 million to $200 million...

Dormaahene to destool chiefs involved in galamsey

Six divisional chiefs of the Dormaa Traditional Council and their elders on Friday signed an un­dertaking to protect Dormaa lands from illegal...

Full text: NPP addresses NDC’s claims on cocoa price

PRESS CONFERENCE ON COCOA INCREASE AT THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS, ASYLUM DOWN, ACCRAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 Good evening,...

‘Insensitive’ Akufo-Addo shortchanged cocoa farmers – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has strongly criticised the decision by the Akufo-Addo government to increase the farmgate price of cocoa beans...

18-year-old boy shot dead, two others injured at galamsey site in Juaboso

An 18-year-old boy has been shot dead and two others injured by security personnel of some Chinese illegal miners in Abrokofe, a...
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There’s big announcement for cocoa farmers soon  – Agric Minister

The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Bryan Acheampong, says the government will soon roll out an unprecedented policy that will seek...

COCOBOD refutes former President Mahama’s claims of collapsed cocoa sector

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has refuted claims by former President John Dramani Mahama that the cocoa sector in Ghana has collapsed.

Ghana will soon import food, water if we look away – John Dumelo speaks...

Ghanaian actor and politician, John Dumelo, has urged Ghanaians to be 'angry' about the ongoing illegal mining across the country which is...

MP petitions CHRAJ to probe Prof. Fripong-Boateng’s galamsey report

Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate some...

COCOBOD intercepts over 1,500 bags of smuggled cocoa

Ghana Cocoa Board’s (COCOBOD) Anti-smuggling Task Force in collaboration with the security agencies, has within two weeks, retrieved over 1,500 bags of...

Galamsey: COCOBOD loses ¢4.8 billion in Western Region

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it has lost GH¢4.8 billion worth of investment in 35 hectares of cocoa farms to illegal...

2 Chinese, 4 Ghanaians arrested over galamsey at Enchi

Two Chinese and four Ghanaians have been arrested at Asemkrom in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region for their involvement...

Cocoa farmers pension scheme ready to roll out – Akufo-Addo

Government has announced plans to roll out the cocoa farmers pension fund. The scheme, which was launched by President...

Angry Minister blasts man for drying cocoa beans on highway [Video]

A yet-to-be-identified cocoa farmer has incurred the wrath of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, for drying cocoa beans on a...

13 galamseyers arrested in Dormaa East

Thirteen persons have been arrested in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region, for engaging in illegal mining, popularly called galamsey.
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II delivering a lecture on "Contemporary challenges in US and Africa relations" at the University of Memphis, in the United States of America Thursday evening [May 5, 2022] / photo credit: @victorayitey*

Asantehene scolds chiefs for failing to report galamsey destruction

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is questioning the neutrality of his chiefs in illegal mining activities. He questioned...

Akufo-Addo meets National House of Chiefs, MMDCEs over ‘galamsey’

President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Wednesday meet the National House of Chiefs and  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) on the...

Pakyi No. 1 kingmakers angry over surge in galamsey activities

Kingmakers of the Ekuona Royal family and some farmers at Pakyi No.1 are unhappy over a surge in illegal mining activities known...

COCOBOD signs $1.13bn syndicated loan for 2022/2023 cocoa crop season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed a $1.13 billion syndicated loan to finance the purchase of cocoa beans for the 2022/2023...
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Amoatia Ofori Panyin justifies activities of anti-galamsey taskforce at Asaman Tamfoe

Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, the Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa State, has reiterated calls for government and the Ministry of Lands and Natural...
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Cocoa farmers demand 30% increase in price for 2022 crop season

Cocoa farmers in Ghana have warned that the country could lose more productive cocoa farms to illegal mining if cocoa prices remain...

Galamsey worsened because of you – Ashanti chiefs call out politicians over illegal mining

Some chiefs in the Ashanti Region have refuted claims that traditional leaders have a hand in illegal mining activities in the region.

Wassa, Aowin residents face unemployment as Samatex company risks shut down over ‘galamsey’

Timber Workers Union (TWU) fears residents of Wassa Amenfi, Aowin and Samreboi would face mass unemployment as one of the biggest companies,...

Angry youth chase chief over galamsey

Some youth at Asamang Tamfoe in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern Region are up in arms over what they described...

Galamsey: NPP Chairman jailed over attempt to bribe DCE [Video]

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Supom Chairman in the Atewa Constituency, Yaw Sam Nyamade, is serving a 12-month jail term over attempt...
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