In Ghana, the mining subsector of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is the body that supervises the mining industry. The environmental aspects of mining are directly regulated by the Environmental Protection because even though small scale mining is pronounced at several other locations, their activities are more
The Coordinator of Third World Network-Africa, Dr Yao Graham, has criticised the unabated ban on small-scale mining in the country, saying it was an illegality that violate the rights of miners.
The outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is arguing that Ghana could become inhabitable if the ban on small-scale mining is lifted.
Artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM), a significant industry in Ghana, typically occurs near streams and rivers in order to obtain a source of water for processing and waste discharge.
Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agro-ecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agro-ecological zones by illegal small-scale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana.
This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social
As part of efforts to clamp down on illegal mining activities in the country, the government has placed a moratorium on licences for small-scale mining.
Illegal small scale mining (Galamsey), Snowball sampling, Atiwa District. Article Type Full Length Research Article The mining sector is a very important segment of the extractive sector but has one of the most serious and disastrous environmental consequences; conflicting with the livelihood (especially cocoa farmers) and survival of resident communities.
Myths and Superstition in the Small Scale Gold Mining Industry of Ghana C. Addei and R.K. Amankwah University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa. Ghana In the mining industry of Ghana, especially the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM), miners have several habits and conventions based on superstition and myths. Such superstitious
With the participation of small-scale mining associations, civil society, gold traders, and other actors, develop a comprehensive strategy on improving artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana
The coming end of a ban on small-scale mining in Ghana will increase the difficulties involved in countering illegal mining, likely seeing the practice remain widespread. The government's decision to lift a ban on small-scale mining, announced in May 2018 and to be implemented before the end of
Jan 10, 2018region of Ghana to assess the effect of small scale gold mining on the quality of Turbidity, nitrate, cadmium, total iron, manganese and arsenic levels were higher than WHO's recommended limits for drinking water quality. machines in mining, the small scale mining makes use of .
Ghana crackdown on illegal gold mining inflames tensions with Beijing because the previous government had failed to police the mining sector effectively and curb the expansion of small-scale
Oct 12, 2012In Ghana, there are about 300 registered small-scale mining groups and they constitute a major source of employment especially for small-scale gold and diamond miners, and contribute some foreign exchange to Ghana's economy.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says government is making sprouting efforts to streamline activities of small scale miners. He said the current ban on all forms of small scale mining in the country was to bring sanity into the artisanal gold mining sector.
Accordingly, members of the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSM) have been advised to submit their documents to the office of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining
Whilst many countries, including South Africa, are grappling with the difficulty of regulating and formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining, Ghana is one country that has managed to legalize their small-scale mining sector successfully through various legal frameworks.
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has said government is not against small scale mining activities but rather it seeks to ensure that mining is done within the expectations of the country's environmental laws.
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OccupyGhana has fired several questions over Ghana's mining laws and the status of the national roadmap to lifting of the ban on small scale mining, for which it is demanding answers from the
There is currently a ban on all forms artisanal and small-scale mining in the country. A roadmap for the government to lift the ban on small-scale mining was rolled out in Accra on Thursday August
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has contributed significantly to Ghana's gross domestic product (GDP), making this activity an important so urce
This article compares and contrasts the pre-colonial methods of mining with modern artisanal or small-scale mining popularly known in Ghana as galamsey and also provide reasons to explain why traditional or pre-colonial mining is still vibrant in the gold-rich Akanland in modern-day Ghana.
The heckling class that taints and tramples on the laws and regulations of the sector in Ghana is the small scale mining (SSM) sector. This is majorly due to ignorance of the law and the burning desire to extract minerals once deposits trends are found.
However, children are engaged in small-scale gold mining in Ghana, thereby exposing them to the dangers which have the potential to destroy their future. This book examines the causes and effects of small-scale gold mining in Prestea township in Ghana.