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The General’s message was “Don’t ask “What is in it for me?”

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 18, 2013

By T Manus Ulzen

We were both looking out as the plane slowly descended into Accra’s humid midday and the American businessman sitting next to me was telling me of his recent encounter with an official if the Minerals Commission. In his 5 years of working in the mining sector in Ghana, he had witnessed how the poor handling of mercury was ravaging the environment. Deformed life forms were appearing everywhere as mercury was being dumped into water and over plant life.
He was aware of simple machine no larger than a microwave oven which could be used by small scale miners to recycle and reuse mercury so that the environment would be protected, so he went to the Minerals Commission to discuss ways in which this technology could be introduced to the mining sector to protect the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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