The author of ‘Historical Overview of Ghana’s Mining Sector Fiscal Regimes’ Benjamin Aryee, a former Mineral Commission CEO has said that getting access to information in Ghana is almost impossible
According to the Former Minerals Commission CEO, he had a very sad experience when he visited the National archive library to search for information and it was almost impossible getting access to the information he needed.
“ I went to the National Archives Library to look for a specific information on Ghana’s mining sector pre-colonial days after my struggle to get access to the particular file I was looking for, the information I needed in the file had been cut off” he said
Mr. Aryee added that the era of passing on information to the next generation orally was far gone and as a nation, we need to start documenting and archiving events.
“It was almost impossible to get information on Ghana’s mining sector pre-colonial days, we do not archive information and we need to push for the right to information bill”