Ghana may lose 'golden share'.

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State control over the mining industry will be reduced if recommendations by Ghana's Mining Commission are accepted by the government. Ghanaian mining industry watcher, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, says the proposed reforms will do away with the government's 'golden share' in Ashanti Goldfields, a provision that was blamed for the collapse of a takeover bid in 1999 by UK-based platinum miner, Lonmin.

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