Transformining Customary System in Ghana: Women''s ...

2019-8-13 · 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. I used ethnographic methods of semi-structured interviews with and male

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

2020-8-21 · An Overview of Mining Activities in Ghana Mining activities in Ghana can be grouped into small-scale and large-scale mining. Small-scale mining (Plate 1a) usually requires less capital investment and mostly undertaken by small artisans; while foreigners are the main actors of …

Ghana''s Cocoa Sector in Danger Over Illegal Mining Activities

2021-6-4 · The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Agriculture, has called for a unified voice from all stakeholders against illegal gold mining activities (Galamsey). It said that had become necessary because the activities were threating Ghana''s Cocoa sector. Mr.

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

2015-7-2 · 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 impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country.

Challenges with eradicating illegal mining in Ghana: A ...

2008-3-1 · The expansion of illegal artisanal mining is a serious policy challenge in many developing nations but in Ghana especially, managing its activities has proved onerous. Significant unemployment has fuelled the rapid and often chaotic expansion of galamsey operations in many parts of the country.

Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well

2013-1-2 · mining and their mining activities are mostly regulated and the impact on the environment are less. Example of a large scale mining company is the Ghana Consolidated Mining Company (GCD) which was solely responsible for diamond mining in Akwatia. Communities in which mining is done in Ghana normally have high illiteracy rates,

The illegal gold mines killing rivers and livelihoods in Ghana

Sixty percent of Ghana''s water bodies are now polluted, largely due to illegal mining activities. Ghana is the leading producer of gold in Africa and about 35% of it is extracted by small-scale ...

Internalizing the Negative Externalities of Mining in ...

mining activity may have in mining communities for example the alteration of the social structure, increased delinquency, prostitution, alteration of the local culture and forced relocation. Ghana like any other mining country is beset with negative externalities …

Mining In Ghana

2020-6-29 · Foreign entities can hold mineral rights in Ghana by incorporating a company in Ghana with its object, among others been mining and exploration activities. The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 2013 (Act 865), prescribes the minimum capital threshold for non-Ghanaians for participation in various sectors of the economy, including that of ...

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining ...

2020-10-12 · mining activities in Ghana remained largely unregulated and received little, if any, support from governmental bodies. This, however, changed with the implementation of the national Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), which, following years of careful planning, was

Environmental regulations for mining activities in Ghana ...

2019-7-4 · A brief overview of the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in Ghana, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

Mining In Ghana

2019-7-4 · A brief overview of the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in Ghana, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

MASTER THESIS

2019-3-12 · Environmental Impacts of Mining Activities on Indigenous Communities – The Case of Newmont (Gh) Limited in Kenyasi in Ghana _, which is a major reference to my research. Lastly, to all friends and love ones who inspired, encouraged, assisted and guided me in one way or

Influence of land tenure practices on artisanal mining ...

2010-3-1 · This paper examines the issue of land tenure and how it influences artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activity in Ghana. Over the past few decades, attempts by governments in sub-Saharan Africa to regulate or formalize ASM as a result of the sector''s increasing socio-economic and environmental importance have largely been unsuccessful.

mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible …

ant to clarify that small-scale gold-mining activities are not unique to Ghana, and are, in fact, wide-spread throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia (see Figure 1 for an overview of the locations of important small-scale gold-mining regions around the world). Small-scale gold mining can only take

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources: Multi-Sectorial ...

2019-6-5 · scale mining activities, particularly for gold and diamonds. This is recorded as far back as the 5th and 6th century BC when the Phoenicians and Carthaginians sailed along the coast of West Africa and exchanged goods for gold. Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in Ghana

Obuasi Gold Mine, Ghana

The Obuasi gold mine, located 200km north-west of Accra in Ghana, was the major asset of Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC), established in London in 1897. AGC started underground mining in 1907. Lonrho purchased AGC in 1969 and the Ghanaian …

IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A …

2008-11-12 · in 1984 and the promulgation of the Minerals and Mining Code in 1986 to the promulgation of the Small-Scale Mining Law in 1989 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994. The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is

Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem ...

2019-8-22 · Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities'' attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana Elizabeth Asantewaa Obenga,*, Kwame Antwi Oduroa, Beatrice Darko Obiria, Haruna Abukaria, Reginald Tang Guuroha, Gloria Djaney Djagbleteya, Joseph Appiah-Korangb, Mark Appiaha

Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

2020-8-21 · 326 Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining Activities on the Aboabo Stream, Ahafo Region, Ghana 1B. A. E. Boafo, 1B. Koomson and 1O. F. Agyemang 1Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Boafo, B. A. E, Koomson, B. and Agyemang O. F. (2020), "Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small Scale Mining

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

2018-3-1 · In Ghana, the endemic nature of Buruli ulcer in communities adjacent to mining activities suggests that proximity to artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is a risk factor for this disease, as is the case of the higher prevalence of Buruli ulcer in the Amansie West District.26 An increased risk of infection was not associated with direct ...

Ghana introduces community mining initiative to regulate ...

2019-7-26 · London, July 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched a new initiative at getting communities involved in mining activities and regulating activities of illegal miners is called Community Mining Programme, CMP . Launched at Wassa Akropong, in the Western Region., Community Mining Programme is also aimed at formalising mining in selected …

The Impact of Illegal Mining on the Ghanaian Youth ...

2. Local dialect and terms commonly used in illegal mining in Ghana ''Galamsey'' is the local dialect used to describe the activities of illegal mining in Ghana. Ghanaians started using this term in the western areas of Ghana such as Tarkwa and Awaso.

Technical Report on Reclamation of Small Scale Surface ...

2020-8-21 · Small scale mining activities which involve surface mining is an acceptable means of mineral exploitation in Ghana but has serious environmental consequences. Although a number of laws and research papers have been written on restoration after a piece of land has been mined, not much detail is provided on the actual processes involved. This review paper attempts a look at the process of ...

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian Mining ...

2020-10-13 · Gold mining communities in Ghana have experienced destruction of vegetation, water pollution, and soil contamination by activities of mining due to rapid growth and dependency on mining of natural resources within the catchment areas of the mining activities. These circumstances with repercussions of corruption and inefficient

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Social impacts of small-scale mining activities in some ...

Social impacts of small-scale mining activities in some communities in the East Akim Municipality of Ghana. Agyeman NK. 2010. Tragedy at Kibi. Daily raphic, March 2 8164 p.1 and 3.. Agyensaim P. 2002. Chairman''s Remarks.

Mining and its effect on environment | News Ghana

2015-11-19 · Science; Environmental news; Mining and its effect on environment. For over centuries of mining in Ghana, especially gold, there have been several concerned raised by …

(PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana ...

Mining activities accelerate the rate and degree of changes in the natural environment. These activities modify landscapes and can have long-term pollution impacts on communities and water ...

Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment ...

2014-6-17 · News Ghana. -. Jun 17, 2014. 6. 4496. Galamsey Operators. There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment. This is …

Land Ownership and Responsibility for the Mining ...

2020-10-13 · MINING ENVIRONMENT IN GHANA. massive boom in mining activity has brought in its wake serious questions of environmental protection, resurrecting issues such as ownership of land and responsibility for the mining environment. For instance, in 1993 there was an outbreak of buruli ulcers in the Ashanti region of Ghana. 6 . Scientists

farmers'' choice of alternative livelihood in mining ...

have been taken over by galamsey activities in several cocoa producing areas in Ghana such as Upper Denkyira West District. About 24,000 acres of forest lands have been taken over by miners in Diaso, the capital city of Upper Denkyira West District alone (Dokosi, 2019). Removal of vegetation cover by mining activities …

Dynamics of community perceptions, common resources and ...

2018-4-23 · A critical issue confronting the mining industry and communities in Ghana is compensation for loss of land rights in mining activities. The 1992 Constitution and the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) both require compensation for the expropriated to be fair, adequate and promptly paid.

Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities ...

2020-6-3 · This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in Ghana, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

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