Halt illegal mining in forest reserves!
Ghana’s forest reserves are facing an unprecedented surge of mining. Just a few months ago, we (WACAM, Forest Watch Ghana, and Kasa Initiative Ghana) raised concern about Government issuing an entry permit for prospecting in Tano-Offin Forest Reserve.
Stop Mining in Tano Offin Forest Reserve!
Accra, 14 July 2016. The Tano-Offin Forest Reserve is under threat of mining and this should be a concern to all Ghanaians. Investigations by Forest Watch Ghana, Wacam,
Policy, Institutional and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper on the State
Current legislation, in many respects, is inconsistent with the intent of the Forest and Wildlife Policy of 1994, inadequate and sometime conflicting.
Policy, Institutional and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper for Traditional Authorities
Under the Native Authority Ordinance (1927) Traditional Authorities enjoyed recognition as landowners as they were empowered to exercise a formal native authority over lands.
Policy, Inst. and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper on the Informal Sector
The informal sector comprises small and medium enterprises that are more integrated with the household. They are either organized as individual businesses, or enterprises…
Policy, Inst. and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper on MMDAs
In analytical work on forest revenue and economic rent distribution, District Assemblies (DAs) are considered as part of the State and are both and classified among “forest owners”.
Policy, Inst. and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper on Industry
The industry comprises formal small independent loggers, integrated logger-processors, stand alone wood processors and formal small and medium furniture and joinery producers.
Policy, Inst. and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper on Communities
Communities are part of a rural sector that largely depends on forests for livelihoods. They include farmers and forest users. Civil Society’s presence is also recognized under this category.
Policy, Inst. and legislative Reforms. Briefing Paper for Parliament
In 2001 forest sector policy analysis brought to the fore the challenge of the State’s inability or unwillingness to exact an appropriate “forest tax” that reflects the real value of timber resources.