10% goes to the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands 4% to the Mining Community Development Scheme 2% to Ministry responsible for mines and administrative expenses of the MDF 1.6% to the Minerals Commission 1.4% to the Geological survey dept 1% for research, training

However, no indication was given as to when the bill is likely to be passed and with just under two months to go until general elections, there is speculation that its passage could be delayed until next year. But whoever comes to power in January 2013 will be under pressure to take bold steps to ensure that the people at the grassroots benefit, otherwise, as one delegate warned, Ghana could have a situation not too dissimilar to South Africa on its hands.


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