U.S. Gathers Experts to Tackle Illegal Mining in Ghana

Illegal small-scale mining in Ghana has been a major contributor to deforestation, polluting the water, air, and soil, and devastating farmlands. It has also contributed to serious health challenges and an increased number of school dropouts in mining communities, posing challenges to sustainable development. ...

Ghana's illegal mining continues because the rules and reality are

The study identified two key related factors that drive illegal mining in Ghana. First, the mines are transient but getting a mining license is time-consuming. Second, the regulatory framework ...

Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners. Artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated ...

Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining in Ghana (Part 1)

Recently, a military team was deployed by the Ghana Government to destroy mining equipment allegedly belonging to illegal miners who have invaded forest reserves also polluted water bodies in the country. Mining equipment such as chanfan, drilling machines and small instruments were destroyed as a move to halt illegal mining …

Public Administration, Governance, and Illegal Small-Scale …

This essay applies the philosophical and theoretical premises of public administration and the different phases of governance, to analyzing illegal small-scale …

The dynamics and livelihood implications of illegal mining in …

Feb 2023 Elaine Stratford View Last Updated: 22 Aug 2023 PDF | Discourses on "illegal" or informal small‐scale mining (galamsey) have presented it largely as a …

Mechanization of illegal gold mining threatens Ghana's forests

In Ghana, illegal miners known as galamseyers are carrying out an increasing share of the country's gold production. In recent years, these miners have been sourcing machinery from China. The ...

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining …

Over $117 million in gold and $98 million in diamond product has been obtained from small-scale mining operations since complete legalization of the industry in 1989. Gold production from the small-scale gold-mining industry has increased nearly tenfold since 1989, from 17,234oz in 1990 to 107,093oz in 1997.

Illegal mining in Ghana – fighting an ongoing battle

The team is tasked with tackling illegal mining in the Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions of Ghana – the most affected areas. Between 2017 and 2019, the team has arrested over 2 200 illegal miners, including foreign nationals. Gaining national interest. One arrest that gained national attention was that of the 'Galamsey Queen' – Aisha ...

NATURAL RESOURCE EXPLOITATION AND NATIONAL …

order to minimize illegal mining and protect the national security of Ghana, there is the need for government, civil society and other stakeholders to find alternative sources of …

Ghana: A History of Expansion and Contraction | SpringerLink

The discussion above, which is for obvious reasons a mere glossary of Ghana's long gold mining history, illuminates that the Ghanaian gold mining sector, both industrial and ASGM, has experienced a succession of moments of expansion and contraction over (roughly) the past 1000 years—although we can observe an overall …

Mining Laws and Regulations Report 2024 Ghana

Mining Laws and Regulations Ghana 2024. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - Ghana Chapter covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights. Published: …

Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities …

The effects of illegal (Galamsey) mining in Ghana has been devastating over the last few years. Even though small-scale mining was legalized in 1989 during the Military Regime of the People's National …

The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A Political Problem …

try operate on illegal basis. Popularly known as galam-sey, illegal mining has had significant adverse implica-tions in Ghana, ranging from revenue losses to the state (as illegal miners do not pay taxes) to the pollution of important water bodies. In March 2017, the Ghana Water Company warned that the spate of water pollu-

ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA…

Within the past few decades, Ghana's mining sector specifically the small scale mining subsector has been marred by controversies mainly due to its threat to sustainable development. This paper ...

Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese …

Mon 15 Jul 2013 14.11 EDT. Thousands of Chinese nationals have been deported from Ghana in a crackdown on the plunder of the country's gold by illegal miners. Immigration authorities say more than ...

Ghana's illegal mining continues because the rules and reality are

The study identified two key related factors that drive illegal mining in Ghana. First, the mines are transient but getting a mining licence is time-consuming. Second, the regulatory framework ...

(PDF) Digging Deeper: The Impact of Illegal Mining on

Asuamah Samuel Samuel Asuamah Yeboah Sunyani Technical University Abstract Illegal mining has emerged as a pressing issue with significant implications for …

Mapping and Monitoring Small-Scale Mining Activities …

Illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) in South-Western Ghana has grown tremendously in the last decade and caused significant environmental degradation. Excessive cloud cover in the area has …

An assessment of the impact of illegal artisanal gold mining on the

Artisanal gold mining is a growing threat to savanna biodiversity conservation (Bruner et al 2001, Cabeza et al 2019).In Africa (Ghana, Madagascar, Zimbabwe), efforts have been made to manage challenges emanating from the need to mine within protected areas with minimal success (Gandiwa and Gandiwa 2012, Owusu-Nimo et al 2018, …

The case of the reappearing Chinese gold miner gripping Ghana

A Chinese businesswoman known in Ghana as "the queen of illegal gold mining" will remain behind bars in the capital Accra until next month when she and three co-accused will face court again.

Mining industry in Ghana

Mining industry in Ghana - statistics & facts. Ghana was the sixth-largest producer of manganese in the world as of 2021. The production volume of the metal reached 3.3 million metric tons that ...

Is illegal mining socio-politically entrenched? An opinion

Gold mining has been the backbone of Ghana's development since pre-colonial times. It has been essential in revenue mobilisation and the provision of …

Why is Ghana losing the war against illegal gold mining

Ghana, like most resource-rich countries, is saddled and inundated with resource curse challenges. Key among them is the problem of illegal small-scale gold mining activities (ISSGMAs), which is mercilessly robbing the nation of its ecological integrity, despite attempts by successive governments to remedy the situation. In the …

Shootings and burning excavators: Some rapid

Findings from qualitative exploratory case studies reveal that illegal Chinese ASM is caused by local grievances and resistance to systemic distributional inequities in …

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 ...

Labour power, materiality and protests in Ghana's petroleum and …

Ghana typifies such shifting resource endowments, with historical and contemporary data allowing analysis. Mining in Ghana (both artisanal and large scale) employed about 318,000 workers in the mid-2000s (Ofei-Aboagye et al., 2004; Owusu-Koranteng, 2008).Gold deposits constitute 16–25 per cent of Ghana's land area, with …

Ghana: Controversy, Corruption and Chinese Miners

First Online: 05 May 2020 539 Accesses Abstract Ghana recently became Africa's largest gold producer, with ASGM having risen inexorably over the past decade. This chapter …

Illegal Mining in Ghana

Illegal Mining in Ghana. This story map captures the breath taking story of illegal gold mining activities in Ghana. It illustrates the effects of unregulated surface and alluvial mining activities have affected major river bodies and how the government is deploying GIS technology to rescue the situation.

Detecting Gold Mining in Ghana

This unregulated small-scale and artisanal gold mining is known locally as galamsey, a slang word derived from the Ghanaian words "gather" and "sell.". About one million Ghanaians engage in the practice, supporting about 4.5 million people in the country. Many of the galamseyers live in poverty, and their activities often come at a cost ...

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