Small scale mining and environmental conflict in ghana

Apr 03, 2007 Since 1989 when small scale mining in Ghana was legalised, a lot of interest has been generated in the sector because of it's socio-economic benefits However, owing to lack of the necessary training and inadequate financial base on the part of small scale operators, most operations are poorly managed environmentally

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  • The environmental impact of small‐scale gold mining in

    The environmental impact of small‐scale gold mining in

    May 06, 2003 Abstract. 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

  • A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale

    A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale

    The environmental impacts of small-scale mining in Ghana are then detailed, along with the land-use disputes that have occurred in the industry. The report concludes by providing contact information for some important people involved in small-scale mining research and regulation activities in Ghana, and provides details of some

  • The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana

    The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana

    Jun 14, 2021 The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana. People have been mining for gold in Ghana for centuries. Long before European colonists set foot in the area in the 1400s, Ghanaians looked for gold with pickaxes, shovels, and pans. They washed or “panned” for gold along river banks or dug holes on the surface to find deposits of gold

  • MINERALS COMMISSION - Ghana

    MINERALS COMMISSION - Ghana

    1.2 Broad Overview of the Small Scale Mining (SSM) Sector in Ghana. Small Scale Mining (SSM) has evolved from the artisanal stage through the use of rudimentary equipment such as; shovels, pick axes and sluice boards to currently semi-mechanised operations involving the use equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and Washing Plants

  • Regulating Small Scale Mining In Ghana

    Regulating Small Scale Mining In Ghana

    In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7 of the countrys 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 impacts of mining activities in Ghana

  • Final report - International Growth Centre

    Final report - International Growth Centre

    3. Small-scale gold mining in Ghana and foreign involvement 3.1 Rising significance of small-scale gold mining 3.2 Legal framework 3.3 Influx of Chinese Miners into ASM 4. Conflict and collaboration over resources 4.1 Conflict and collaboration in Southern Ghana 4.2 Shaanxi Mining Company and Conflict in Gbane, Upper East 5

  • all small scale mining in ghana

    all small scale mining in ghana

    Small scale mining in Ghana . 2018-3-15 The miners also lack the proper financial back-up and awareness of the safe small-scale mining methods that won''t adverse the environment. Small scale mining in Ghana has been listed as illegal due to lack of effective policies made by the Government

  • Environmental Impact of Gold Mining, Small-Scale Gold

    Environmental Impact of Gold Mining, Small-Scale Gold

    Small-scale mining in Ghana poses serious environmental impact on the surrounding communities. Virgin forest and fertile farmlands located in the middle belt of the country, which includes a part of the Brong Ashante region, western region, and some parts of the eastern regions are disappearing as gold mining has become the dominant activity in

  • Evaluating conflict surrounding mineral extraction in

    Evaluating conflict surrounding mineral extraction in

    An adverse impact of this increase, however, has been increased extraction-related conflict due to heightened competition between large and small-scale operators over mineral-rich lands. This paper characterizes these conflicts in the south-central section of the country by mapping the spatial overlaps between large and small-scale miners

  • Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale

    Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale

    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 impacts of mining activities in Ghana

  • Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy

    Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy

    Apr 15, 2021 Artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to support the livelihoods of some 4.5 million Ghanaians, about 12% of the population. They account for more than 60% of

  • Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on

    Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on

    environmental impact of illegal small scale mining and the ... state-owned mining companies. Thus, the growing incidence of conflict between mining communities and their chiefs on one hand and illegal small scale mining . Boateng et al. 91 companies on the other hand echoes the growing ... late about the illegal small scale mining in Ghana and the

  • (PDF) Historical and Modern Artisanal Small-Scale Mining

    (PDF) Historical and Modern Artisanal Small-Scale Mining

    The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in developing coun- tries has been well documented (Holloway 1993; Lacerda and Solomons 1998; Meech, Verga, and T

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND LAND DISPUTE OF ILLEGAL

    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND LAND DISPUTE OF ILLEGAL

    In Ghana one major environmental impact of small-scale illegal gold mining is land degradation more specifically, clearing vast expanses of forest, digging trenches and the upturning of vegetation which in turn leaves land bare and exposed to agents of erosion (Hilson,2001) Approximately 15,000ha of land are potentially affected by small-scale mining activities and as Iddirisu and Tsikata (cited in

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

    Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

    Mar 12, 2018 Mihaye recommends the following to curb the environmental and health risks posed by mining in Ghana: (a) Collaboration among governmental agencies; there is the need for an integrated approach involving all relevant stakeholders to address the multifaceted challenges confronting the mining sector; (b) Formation of small-scale mining associations; small-scale miners should form

  • Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold

    Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold

    Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold mining in Ghana: Chinese miners and the state Gordon Crawford & Gabriel Botchwey Abstract The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the

  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    Ghana’s artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to ... 4.5 conflicts 31 5 Existing initiatives, and identifying space for the IIED ASM dialogue 32 ... of environmental and social problems in Ghana, such

  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

    IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

    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 considerable and well documented, with the country’s colonial name -- Gold Coast --reflecting the importance of the mining sector

  • THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE

    THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE

    Illegal mining appears to be one of world’s major mining problems and to a large extent Ghana’s greatest environmental hazard. However, small scale and large-scale mining are not excluded from this problem because current statistics point to mining industries consuming almost 20% of the

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