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 close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. 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 is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email: gideonsarpong@iwatchafrica.org.
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