Acquisition, prospecting and development of mineral properties in Ghana
As a result of the favourable investment climate created by the Government of Ghana, investors have recently been attracted to the mineral industry. However, the pace at which mining concessions are successfully developed is very slow. The main cause has been identified as the difficulty of knowing all the rules governing the acquisition, prospecting and development of mineral properties in the country. The purpose of this thesis is to study and analyze the procedures and problems associated with acquisition, prospecting and development of mineral properties in Ghana and provide possible solutions. A collation of documents and information on mineral property acquisition, prospecting and development in the country has been made and a step-by-step guide for investors provided. Some recommendations have also been made to assist would-be investors in the mineral industry of Ghana.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Mining Engineering, 1996