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 media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy 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 project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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