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

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.
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