ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Aug 2012

In August 2012, the government of Ghana announced a change in local-hiring incentives.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 21 Aug 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local sourcing

On 21 August 2012, Ghana announced that all mining firms will need to procure that their inputs and labor could be sourced locally. This new regulation is an adjustment of the Minerals and Mining Act of 2006. 

The new provisions are laid down in article 105 :

The article 105 underlines the new preference for local products and employment of Ghanaians.'The holder of a mineral right shall in the conduct of mineral operations, an in the purchase, construction and installation of facilities, give preference to (a) materials and products made in Ghana ,(b) service agencies located in the country and owned by ... (i) citizens ...'

The extent of any local preference was not specified.

Inception date: 21 Aug 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local labour

On 21 August 2012, Ghana announced that all mining firms will need to procure that their inputs and labor could be sourced locally. This new regulation is an adjustment of the Minerals and Mining Act of 2006. 

The new provisions are laid down in article 105 :

The article 105 underlines the new preference for local products and employment of Ghanaians.'The holder of a mineral right shall in the conduct of mineral operations, an in the purchase, construction and installation of facilities, give preference to (a) materials and products made in Ghana ,(b) service agencies located in the country and owned by ... (i) citizens ...'

The extent of any local preference was not specified.