Barbara Mantebea Owusu-Konadu – “You’ll never be bored with mining”

Monthly Profile Feature Ghanaian mining engineer, Barbara Mantebea Owusu-Konadu, is looking for new opportunities and is keen to explore the world and expand her knowledge and experience of the mining sector. She’s not fazed or offended by those who question why a young woman would chose mining as a career and is keen to let […]

Mining women empowerment programme launched

Originally published by Ghana Business News – November 2016. Going for Gold, a women empowerment programme that aims at working towards women living in and around artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Ghana and Tanzania, has been launched in Accra. The partnership programme, which consists of Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, was in collaboration with […]

The story of Elizabeth; a welder at Newmont’s Akyem mine

Elizabeth Amofa, an employee of Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine grew up in the mining community of Obuasi. Like many other mining communities, Obuasi has spawned a mining industry that is predominantly male. Growing up however, Elizabeth developed the passion for welding and made up her mind to succeed in it regardless of the widely held […]

From Tarkwa to Westminister, Hilda to Churhhouse

In January 2016, I participated in an IIED Action Dialogue on ASM. IIED is advocating for reforms in the Artisanal and Small Scale mining sector of Ghana and the great news in this advocacy effort is the fact that they have the support of the Mining sector as a whole: Civil Society organizations in the […]