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A Perspective on Ghana's Mining Sector

Sam Sarpong

New Global Studies, 2012, vol. 6, issue 2, 22

Abstract: The report explores the extractive sector in Ghana. It looks at corporate engagement with stakeholders, particularly with the communities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Using evidence from the literature as well as publications from the mining companies and government statements, it asserts that corporate actors need to adopt sustainable CSR strategies that go beyond philanthropy and entail sustainable practices appropriate to a developing country context. Such an approach, it proposes, needs to be carried out in partnership with other stakeholders in order to be more beneficial. It notes that although, there are encouraging signs now of a more responsive private sector with some companies undertaking socially acceptable initiatives, the turn-around has come through a period of major differences and conflict with local communities, whose agitations for a more responsive form of mining had earlier been ignored.

Date: 2012
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