• Tackling Galamsey Impact: Land Reclamation Needed in 5 Northern Regions.
    The scars and devastating impact of illegal mining activities, popularly known as galamsey, are staring in the faces of residents of mining communities in the northern part of the country. While some residents, particularly illustrious young men are very often falling into abandoned pits and deep gullies, vegetative cover is begging for survival. A bird’s eye view shows vast swathes of farmlands, forest and off-forest reserves that lay bare in some mining communities in the North East, Savannah, Upper West and Upper East regions. The areas
  • TAMA Foundation organizes a paralegal training workshop for 50 participants from selected mining communities in the north.
    Executive Director Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) Lawyer. Augustine Niber has taken a group of Civil Society and Community based Organizations and individuals from the 5 regions of the north through extensive legal training on mining laws, regulations, and policies. Engaging with the media, during a 2 days Paralegal training workshop organized by TAMA Foundation Universal for Members of Community Action Groups in Northern Ghana under NaRAING phase 2 project, Lawyer Niber expressed that the programme is to provide participants with a
  • TAMA Foundation trains over 300 community members in Natural Resource Governance
    TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy Think Tank based in Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana has trained over 300 Community members and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in natural resources governance across the five regions of the north. The move was to equip them with the requisite knowledge to effectively engage with mining companies, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders for their share of the benefits of mining and for reduced environmental impact. So far, TAMA Foundation has trained about 50 CSOs leaders and 300 community
  • Forum to promote Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Ghana held in Tamale
    A one-day forum aimed at promoting the sustainable use and management of mineral resources in Ghana has been held in Tamale. The forum was organized by the Foundation for the Transformation of Marginal Areas (TAMA Foundation) Universal, a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with the Ford Foundation. The meeting brought together 50 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Northern, Savannah, North East, Upper East and West regions of the North as well as the academia and the media. Northern Ghana has in the last decade, become a
  • CSOs in Natural Resource Governance demand wider stakeholder consultation on AGYAPA Royalties Deal
    Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) in Natural Resource Governance in Northern Ghana, has urged the government to open up space for a broader conversation around the contentious AGYAPA Royalties Deal which is currently tearing the country apart. The Agyapa Royalties Deal started two (2) years ago when the Minerals Income Investment Fund (Act 2018) was passed by Parliament with the mandate to manage the equity interests of Ghana in mining companies and receive royalties on behalf of the government. The royalties and revenue received will then be