Multi-Sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP)

The Multi-Sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) Appraisal and Implementation Document covers the overall strategy and activity components that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) has developed to help curb the illegal mining menace (Galamsey) in Ghana. The MMIP is a five-year project that presents an integrated approach for achieving overall project outcomes and deliverables and represents a framework for collaboration with key stakeholders to sanitize the Galamsey menace.

This Document has been developed by technical experts and advisors in close collaboration with Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, sector Ministries and key implementing agencies with the Minerals Commission as the lead. A series of consultations at all levels were done regularly to discuss the adopted approaches and activities required to establish and implement the project.

Indeed, there has been intense stakeholder validation workshops covering four (4) Regions (Greater Accra, Western, Eastern and Ashanti) to elicit adequate buy-in and ensure local ownership of the Project Appraisal and Implementation Document (PAID).

Details of PAID include background information on small-scale mining activities in Ghana, the policy and legal framework, organizational project components structure, issues on budgeting, the projects phasing, social interventions, and training priorities.

The content of these subjects has been reviewed with MLNR, other sector ministries, agencies and stakeholders, and their comments and inputs duly incorporated. Obtaining this level of buy-in at this important stage has been a central objective in generating this document, and this approach is viewed as crucial for the continued support of the MMIP.

The MMIP is indeed an ambitious programme, and continuing with the strong spirit of collaboration and partnership demonstrated so far would ultimately enable the success of the project. MMIP-PROJECT-DOCUMENT.pdf




Loan No. IDA-V2630

Project ID No. P168002

There has been a massive degradation of lands in the small-scale mining sector. Operators must therefore be made to reclaim and restore land to original forms or to a suitable ‘higher and better’ post-mining land use pattern, approved as part of the mining permit application. In view of this, Ghana’s Multi-sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) is designed to meet the increasing demands to reclaim and restore degraded lands as close as possible to their original statuses, as well as providing the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged lands; and fully restore the Ghana’s ecosystems, working with the World Bank (WB) and, possibly, other funding partners.

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has secured US$3 Million for Project Preparation Advance (PPA) from the WB and intends to utilize the funds to: conduct various feasibility studies and pilots under components of the GASMFP; to support activities after lifting the temporary ban on artisanal and small-scale mining; procure Consultants and necessary equipment; and establish the national project coordination office of the MMIP.

The GASMFP has four components in sync with the MMIPs (Legislation, Civil, Integrated, and Technological Adaptation) (LECITA) Model as follows:

  • Component A: Creating an enabling environment for sustainable growth of legal ASM with the view to:

a). updating the policy and regulatory framework for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), involving: Revising ASM policies and regulations (including re-categorization and re-classification of ASM); updating the environmental management framework for ASM; simplifying licensing procedures (e-services); establishing a system for monitoring and tracking the use of heavy equipment in ASM; mainstreaming ASM into EITI reporting and integrating ASM into GRA revenue model; and establishing a Monitoring and evaluation system (fibre-optics links); and

b). building ownership and acceptance of the new ASM policies through public consultations and outreach with the view to supporting multi-stakeholder engagement to build and strengthen consensus on the new ASM policies; and conducting outreach to raise awareness about the incentives offered ASM formalization.

  • Component B: Building institutional capacity to implement new policies through inter-agency coordination and enforcement support; strengthening the regulatory capacity of the Minerals Commission; enabling the Geological Survey to assess new ground for ASM; and integrating local service providers in the ASM value chain.
  • Component C: Promoting economically and environmentally sustainable alternatives to  galamsey mining by establishing ASM business support centers (incubator program); demonstrating best practice ASM processes (centers of excellence); promoting foreign investment in value addition to serve as anchor for responsible ASM supply chains; and addressing the impacts of galamsey on forests, community agroforestry, and natural landscapes.
  • Component D: Project Management.

The under-listed activities under the PPA will be procured through open international competitive procurement:

1. Conduct feasibility for proposed pilot of demonstration centres for ASMs;

2. Conduct feasibility for pilot land reclamation;

3. Conduct feasibility for proposed pilot for ASM Incubation Centres; and

4. Conduct Geological Investigation on concessions for SSM operations.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations), and is open to all eligible firms and individuals  as defined in the Procurement Regulations. After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection.

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business online, on the World Bank’s external website, and the Daily Graphic newspaper.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting and consulting services for the above mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Borrower at the address below:

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR)

Ghana ASM Formalisation Project (GASMFP)

The National Project Coordinator

Multi-sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP)

P.O. Box M212, Ministries, Accra, Ghana

Digital Address: GA-110-0371

Telephone: +233 (0) 307007106