Within the Ministry, the Minerals Commission has responsibility for administering the Mining Actrecommending mineral policypromoting mineral development, advising the government on mineral matters, and serving as a liaison between industry and the government.
The Ghana Geological Survey Department conducts geologic studies. The Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation PMMC is the government entity responsible for promoting the development of small-scale gold and diamond mining in Ghana and for purchasing the output of such mining, either directly or through licensed buyers. All mine accidents and other safety problems also must be reported to the Ghana Chamber of Mineswhich is the private association of operating mining companies.
Under the Law, mining companies must pay royalties; companies may also pay corporate taxes at standard rates. Securities and Exchange Commission, p. Golden Star Resources Ltd. Continue reading