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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

Sep 25, 2019Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century.It continues to be an important means of livelihood for many relatively low-income Ghanaians and

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Government deepening support for former illegal small

Sep 30, 2019By Anthony Apubeo, GNA Bolgatanga, Sept 30, GNA As part of commitment to deepening support for former illegal small scale gold miners, government has rolled out a number of enhanced alternative livelihood programmes and the community mining initiative across the country. The move, which is being piloted across the country, is aimed at assisting

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Mining in Obuasi, Ghana List of Mining Companies in Ghana

We are a small scale gold mining, import and export company based in Obuasi. We are open to negotiations on any type of business relating to the mining, exportation and purchase of gold

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Resolve confusion over regulator for small-scale mining in

Speaking to Citi Business News on the sidelines of a Policy Dialogue on Artisanal and Small-Scale Salt and Gold Mining in Ghana organised by the Third World Network Africa, the Executive Director at the network, Dr. Yao Graham said the legally assigned institutions must be allowed to work.

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Small scale miners urged to invest in shaft mining Ghana

The Tong Rana, Kugbilsong Nanlebgtang, the Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional area has advised small scale miners to venture into deep shaft mining to protect the environment. "Small scale mining will not help us in anyway and the destruction that goes with small scale mining on the land and forest is more damaging than

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The Geographical Journal Wiley Online Library

This paper examines the environmental impacts of small‐scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. Since the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989, which effectively legalized small‐scale gold mining in the country, industrial operations

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Small scale miners appeal for refugee status in Ghana

Jul 16, 2018A group that calls itself 'Gold Coast Small Scale Miners (GCSSM)' has appealed to all Diplomatic Missions in Ghana to consider the current predicament of small scale miners and offer them asylum opportunity as an immediate intervention to save

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Mining Gold in Africa Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso INN

Gold in Africa is attracting attention. Here's a look at companies that are currently mining gold in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. When it comes to mining gold in Africa, the western side of the

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Gold, guns and China Ghana's fight to end galamsey

May 30, 2017China's gold seekers. Traditionally, small-scale gold mining in Ghana has been carried out by locals on their own land using hand-operated tools. These methods have slowly modernised and expanded, but the recent influx of foreign predominantly Chinese miners

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Transformining Customary System in Ghana Women's

This research examines the intersection of women's participation in the Talensi small-scale gold mining industry in Ghana, and the benefits and challenges of the mining activities. It is based on 12 months of fieldwork in the Talensi small-scale gold mining communities between 2014 and 2015.

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Nana Assures Small-Scale Gold Miners The Ghana Star

May 03, 2017Nana Assures Small-Scale Gold Miners. May 3, 2017 News. PRESIDENT Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his government is putting in place proactive measures to ensure that small-scale gold mining is conducted in a sustainable manner in the country.

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How poverty spurs illegal gold mining in Ghana

Feb 10, 2016SciDev recently released a video report investigating illegal mining in Ghana and the "galamsey" gold rush. Galamseys are unregulated small-scale miners who dig for gold illegally in Ghana, many of whom were former farmers forced to mine due to poverty and loss of farmable land, often due to the mining industry itself.

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BAN ON SMALL SCALE MINING TO BE LIFTED SOON ghana

The committee, as part of its work, recommended an initial 6-month ban on small scale mining activities, a request to which the President gave his assent. The ban has, since then, been extended. Government, as part of the directives it gave to the Committee, was to carry out certain activities to bring sanity into the artisanal gold mining sector.

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Sustainable small-scale gold mining in Ghana Setting and

In Ghana, small-scale/artisanal gold mining has been on-going for more than a century. Artisanal mining has been the support for the rural people who more often than not are forced to

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Small-scale mining in Ghana The government and the

formalization system for small-scale gold miners in Ghana has been undermined to the point where the small-scale mining laws no longer capture the reality of the sector's activities. To make this argument, the paper will examine the small-scale mining system

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Jobs in Africa In praise of small miners economist

May 06, 2016His travels took him to neighbouring Ghana and Mali before he returned to Ivory Coast in 2013, drawn by its own nascent gold boom. but locals say small-scale gold mining

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Authors Albert Kobina Mensah Ishmail O Mahiri Obed Owusu Okoree D Mireku Ishmael About Gold mining

Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining

Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental

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The Way Forward on the Ban of Small Scale Mining

The clock on the ban of small scale mining activities ticks closer to an end as the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Professor Frimpong Boateng presented a road map to the lifting of small scale mining activities in Ghana. Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng who is also Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and

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Illegal mines tarnish gold from Ghana Business MG

Apr 26, 2013In Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, small-scale mining is a strategic livelihood alternative for rural communities and it contributes tremendously to

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ILO launches CARING Gold Mining Project in Ghana to

Nov 25, 201625 November 2016, Accra, Ghana. In supporting the implementation of SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), with the financial support of the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), has initiated a new project to support the elimination of child labour in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana.

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EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

and safety issues associated with small-scale gold mining and policy options to help streamline the mining process. Although the appropriate regulations exist, much of Ghana's small-scale gold mining sector is pushed to operate informally which through financial shortcuts exposes miners and the surrounding community to health and safety risks.

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Ghana outlines roadmap to lift ban on small-scale mining

Government of Ghana placed a ban on small-scale mining in the first quarter of 2017 to study and deal with activities of small-scale miners who had been accused of degrading the environment and

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Ghana Just Scratching Surface of Illegal Gold Mining

Ghana cracked down on illegal small-scale gold mining in 2017, after the national water company warned that the chemicals discharged by what is locally known as galamsey could force the country to

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Can mining dig rural women out of poverty in Ghana

Mar 08, 2016Can mining dig rural women out of poverty in Ghana? Most small-scale miners in Ghana are digging for gold or diamonds, with a small number involved in mining for industrial minerals. Quite a number of women are part of the workforce. The women in Tarkwa often work in lower paid, less physical roles, working mostly as loaders (carrying bags

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The Fight against Galamsey How Ghana's ban on small-scale

May 18, 2018The temporary ban has impacted legal small-scale mining operations, negatively. Prior to the implementation of the ban, small-scale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law.

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Gold Mining Concessions For Sale Ghana MineListings

Western Region of Ghana in zone of high Mineralization. In between Goldfields, Anglogold, Gold Star, Prestea. Description The prospects comprise 10 small scale mining concessions of 25 acres each. The concessions are not far from the Ankobra River and lie in an area that was mined centuries ago by the Ashanti nation in their war with the British.

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

Sep 25, 2019Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century.It continues to be an important means of livelihood for many relatively low-income Ghanaians and

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Troubled waters Artisanal mining and livelihoods in Ghana

Aug 23, 2016Recently, small scale mining has intensified due in part to the massive influx of illegal Chinese miners and in some cases the presence of large-scale gold mining operations, which attract small-scale miners to their concessions, tailing dams, and downstream areas. Hard economic times, driven partially by the government's overly-optimistic

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Ghana Small scale mining useful to economy The Africa

Nov 05, 2013Thousands of people including foreigners have taken to illegal mining in the West African country and experts say this has a negative impact on registered miners. "Small scale mining has become synonymous with galamsey (artisanal gold mine in Ghana

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Guest Post Chinese Illegal Gold Miners in Ghana

Jun 21, 2013According to the Ghana Minerals and Mining Act 2006, foreigners were prohibited from small-scale gold mining on plots under 25 acres. Guangxi miners usually pool capital together from family savings and bank loans or even usury in China to form a small company with an initial capital input of about US$500,000.

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