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DISCLOSURE : GHANA LANDSCAPE RESTORATION AND SMALL-SCALE MINING PROJECT (GLRSSMP)Tue, 13/07/2021 -

The Ghana Land Restoration and Small-Scale Mining Project (GLRSSM) is an integrated project being developed by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI) through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR). The funding for the GLRSSMP is to be provided by the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of Ghana. Implementation of GLRSSMP would be by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation through the EPA and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources together with relevant agencies. As part of the Project`s development and implementation requirements, relevant documents have been developed and must be disclosed as described below. The Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) of the World Bank (WB) will guide the design and implementation of the project. The project also will comply with all the relevant legal requirements in Ghana. Under the ESF, the Environmental and Social Risk Classification (ESRC) for the project is substantial and the project design and implementation will particularly be governed by eight (8) of the ten (10) Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) which are currently relevant for this project. These include: (ESS1) Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts, (ESS2) Labour and Working Conditions, (ESS3) Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management, (ESS4) Community Health and Safety, (ESS5) Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement, (ESS6) Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources, (ESS8) Cultural Heritage, and (ESS10) Stakeholder Engagement. The implementation of GLRSSMP will also entail involuntary resettlement and environmental and social impacts. Documents addressing these concerns have been prepared by the Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (via the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)) and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. Notice is hereby given for the disclosure of the following documents regarding the safeguard requirements for the Project: • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PLAN (SEP) • RESETTLEMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK AND PROCESS FRAMEWORK (RPF &PF) • ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (ESMF) • ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT PLAN (ESCP) SEP defines an approach and process to stakeholder engagement as part of the GLRSSMP. The SEP would also address any concerns that stakeholders who may be affected by, or are interested in, the project may have regarding the project. The RPF outlines resettlement principles, organizational arrangements, and design criteria to be applied to subprojects or project components to be prepared during project implementation as required by ESS5 The Process Framework (PF) establishes a process by which groups or members of potentially affected communities participate in design of project components, determine measures necessary to achieve resettlement policy objectives, and implement and monitor relevant project activities. ESMF outlines a general impact identification framework to assist project implementers to screen the project activities and institute measures to address adverse E&S impacts. Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) sets out material measures and actions, any specific documents or plans, as well as the timing for each of these. In line with the foregoing, Notice is hereby served on the general public that the documents are published at the following locations: 1. Website of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation – www.mesti.gov.gh 2. Website of the Ministry of Lands and Natural resources – www.mlnr.gov.gh 3. Website of the Minerals Commission – www.mincom.gov.gh 4. Website of Environmental Protection Agency – www.epa.gov.gh 5. Website of the Lands Commission – www.lc.gov.gh 6. Website of the Forestry Commission – info.hq@fcghana.org 7. Website of the Water Resources Commission – www.wrc-gh.org 8. Website of the University of Mines and Technology – umat.edu.gh 9. Website of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture – www.mofa.gov.gh 10. Website of the Ghana Cocoa Board – www.cocobod.gh 11. Website of the Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited – www.pmmc.gov.gh In addition, the Public is also informed that hard copies of the SEP, ESMF and RPF & PF can be accessed at the under-listed locations; 1. Office of the Technical Director, Mines – Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Accra 2. Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) Office of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Accra 3. Offices of the Minerals Commission, Accra 4. Offices of the Ghana Geological Survey Authority, Accra 5. Offices of the Water Resources Commission in Accra 6. Offices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accra 7. Offices of the Forestry Commission, Accra 8. Offices of the Precious Minerals Marketing Company, Diamond House, Accra 9. Offices of the Directorate of Crop Services of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra 10. Offices of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Accra 11. Basin, Regional and District offices of all implementing agencies (Mincom, EPA, WRC,) Lastly, we wish to indicate that these documents will also be disclosed at the World Bank’s information shop and website. For further enquiries about this disclosure, please contact: The project coordinating units (Ghana Land Restoration/Small-Scale Mining) Ghana Land restoration and Small-scale Mining Project Tel: 050 130 1385 Tel: 020 435 2014 Emails: info@epa.gov.gh gasmfppcu@gmail.com glrssmp@epa.gov.gh This NOTICE is Issued by: Project Coordinators Ghana Land restoration and Small-scale Mining Project Project Coordinating Units (Ghana Land Restoration/Small-Scale Mining)


GLRSSMP P171933 ESCP Negotiated
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GH LRSSMP RPF and PF May 2021_Updated_0 (1)
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Gh LRSSMP SEP May 2021_Updated_0
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GLRSSMP P171933 ESCP Negotiated
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Gh LRSSMP SEP May 2021_Updated_0
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