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House No. 28, Naa Shika Lane Haasto


The fate of thousands of Ghanaians living below the minimum wage who need legal representation continues to hang in the balance because of the dire state of the Legal Aid Scheme, meant to provide legal assistance to such persons.

Established in 1987 by law, the Scheme is now bedeviled with almost every challenge known to a typical public institution in Ghana.

Read more: ‘Poor Ghanaians’ not getting help from struggling Legal Aid Scheme

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

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