Press Confab On Promoting Human Rights Held – Gov’t commended [Ghana]
Author: Mohammed Saani Ibrahim, VibeGhana, Published on: 7 December 2013
A framework on safeguarding and respecting human rights within the country’s extractive industries had been formulated to be soon adopted by government. The framework, the’’ Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights’’ which is also a set of principles designed by Global Rights and Environment Ghana, Civil Society Organizations [CSOs] is to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations as well as encourage respect for human rights. The two organizations commended the Government through the Sector Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Alhaji Inusah Fuseni for affirming its commitment to adopt the principles...President of Global Rights and Livelihood, Miss, Abi Abiodunb underscored the importance of the principles to Ghana’s economy depends largely on the extractive industry...[S]he commended extractive entities such as Tullow Oil, Anglo-Gold Ashanti, Hess and Newmont for their commitment and further called on them to actively implement the principles with other stakeholders.