The government of Ghana has begun charging a five per cent royalty charge to mining companies operating in what is Africa's second-biggest producer of gold after South Africa. The recently introduced fixed rate fee will increase government earnings from the industry, which previously paid charges ranging from three-six per cent.

The news was announced at the annual meeting in Accra of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, whose president Dan Owiredu explained that companies in possession of

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