Corruption in mining

Corruption in mining

Corruption in mining

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In 2017, government, led by President Nana Akufo Addo, took pragmatic steps to clean the mining sector. It established the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM). Its mandate is to sanitize and curb illegal mining activities in mining communities across the country.

The committee has undertaken a lot of sensitization activities in various mining communities on the impact of illegal mining. After a year of comprehensive work, the Committee completed the roadmap that will regulate the activities of the small scale miners and guide their operation. Small scale and artisanal miners would have to follow due process before engaging in any mining activity. Despite these efforts, there’ve been allegations of ongoing corruption in the process. 

Based on this, I led my team at Tiger Eye to verify the truthfulness or otherwise of these allegations. After one full month of work, we found security officials and responsible members of the IMCIM flouting due process and engaging in corrupt activities for selfish gain. Here are our findings.

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Connection Man

Andy Owusu


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Policeman and National Security Personnel for IMCIM

Baffour


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Military and National Security Personnel for IMCIM

Bimpong


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Secretary to the IMCIM

Charles Bissue


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Receptionist at the IMCIM

Jimmy


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Policeman, Jubilee House Security and IMCIM Task Force Personnel

Kennedy Frimpong


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Policeman, Jubilee House Security and IMCIM Task Force Personnel

Annor


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Leader of the IMCIM Task Force in Central Region, Chairman for the District Mining Committee in Obuasi

Kobby


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National Security and Inter-Ministerial Task Force at the IMCIM

School Boy


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