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A group of Civil Society Organisations comprising Wacam, CARE Ghana, Kasa,Centre for Public Interest Law and Centre for Environmental Impact Analysis have engaged the Minerals Commission on a draft sample bill developed by Wacam to influence reforms in existing Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703.The development of the bill started in 2014 through a collaboration betweenWacam and CEPIL, with support from OxfamIBIS Ghana, Care Ghana and Ford Foundation. The intention was to drafta sample bill to reflect the harmonisation and guiding principles and policies in the ECOWASMining Directives.

Read more: CSOs Engage Minerals Commission on the Sample Mining Bill

A coalition of civil society organizations on Thursday urged government to ensure that the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill and Marine Pollution Bill, which are before Parliament, are revised for the good of the nation.

According to the coalition although the current Bill is an improvement upon PNDC Law 84, as it encourages open tender in the award of petroleum contracts, the portion which arrogates power to the sector Minister to single handedly award contacts in some instance without giving reasons is a recipe for corruption in the near future.

The coalition members include the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), Friends of the Nation (FoN) and the Western Region branch of the Ghana National Canoe and Fishermen?s Council.

Read more: Ghana govt urgd to revise Petroleum and Marine Pollution Bills
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