iWatch Africa performance assessment of the Multilateral Mining Integration Project [Infographic]

Tracking job creation in Ghana

The government of Ghana as part of its effort to address the challenge of illicit mining in the country and its devastating effect on the environment as well as reduce unemployment launched a project called the Multilateral Mining Integration Project (MMIP) in 2017.

The MMIP promises to address the problem of illicit mining and unemployment over a five-year period creating over 500,000 job opportunities in phases as follows:

  • Train 100,000 small-scale miners;
  • Reclaim 7,140km2 (3% of total land size of Ghana);
  • Prospect 2,500km2;
  • Build skills for employment (10-12 weeks);
  • Create 100,000 jobs; and
  • Create 20,000 acres of oil palm plantations.

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Below is an infographic assessment of government’s commitment to delivering on its mandate at the end of 2017.

iWatch Africa performance assessment of the Multilateral Mining Integration Project [infographic]

Report by Gideon Sarpong | Policy Analyst | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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