Ghana’s gold production is set to rise to at least 2.6 million ounces in the next four to five years (….)
New market entrants such as the world’s largest gold firm Newmont, which is expected to produce 500,000 ounces a year at its Ahafo mine from 2007, and Chirano would contribute to higher production. (…)
Mining activists argue Ghana’s regulatory framework favours large firms at the expense of communities and the environment. Institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mines Department inspectorate did not have enough staff.  Source: Reuters