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The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21  (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased significantly since the late 1950‟s with gold experiencing the most dramatic decline in production. As Aryee (2001) puts it “For four decades up to the 1980‟s no new mine was opened in Ghana due to a myriad of problems

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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

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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.

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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 ...

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Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment ... - News Ghana

2014-6-17  Galamsey Operators There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment. This is because most of the minerals are found in rivers, as a result, the mining ...

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Snapshot: Environmental Regulations For mining Activities ...

2021-8-6  Snapshot: Environmental Regulations For mining Activities in Ghana. Mining, News August 6, 2021 MASAHUDU ANKIILU. Mining. ... Where the EPA is of the view that a significant adverse environmental impact is likely to result from the activities of any

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(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

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Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

2020-8-21  Activities on the Aboabo Stream, Ahafo Region, Ghana”, Proceedings of 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. 326-336. Abstract The Aboabo stream serves as a source of drinking water to the Krapoo village in Ahafo region, Ghana. The presence of illegal

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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

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(PDF) Effects of Illegal Mining Activities on Water ...

Mining activities that affect Ghana since 1989 was driven by the global paradigm water quality include the disposal of waste rock, which emphasizes private sector-led development as tailings deposition, and effluent discharges from the engine of economic growth in developing different stages of mineral processing (Dock, 2005).

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Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

2020-8-21  Activities on the Aboabo Stream, Ahafo Region, Ghana”, Proceedings of 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. 326-336. Abstract The Aboabo stream serves as a source of drinking water to the Krapoo village in Ahafo region, Ghana. The presence of illegal

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Mining companies in Ghana warned not to cause damage

2021-8-26  Companies engaged in the mining sector in the northern part of the country have been called upon to do the right things to ensure that their operations do not cause damage to the environment. Mr ...

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(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Figure 2: Destruction of Agricultural land by surface mining activities in Ghana . Challenges posed by small scale mining is better appreciated where miners leave in their .

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(PDF) Causes and Effects of Illegal Gold Mining (Galamsey ...

Causes and Effects of Illegal Gold Mining (Galamsey) Activities on School Dropout and Residents at the Tutuka Central Circuit in Obuasi Municipality in Ashanti Region, Ghana April 2020 Journal of ...

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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

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Artisanal Mining of Gold with Mercury in Ghana

2017-5-31  thoroughly examined. Obviously, AGM activities in Ghana are rampant and taking a different dimension. Unfortunately, majority of the populace, particularly those engaged in mining activities are, perhaps, unaware of the dangers posed by Hg. In Ghana, the main environmental problems associated with artisanal gold mining

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Illegal mining in Ghana - fighting an ongoing battle says ...

2019-10-2  An Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) was set up by President Akufo-Addo in 2017 to ensure coherence in the activities of agencies involved in the fight. In July 2017, the government commissioned an anti-galamsey task force made up of a 400-member strong military and associated security agency called Operation Vanguard.

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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

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Mining In Ghana - Energy and Natural Resources - 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 ...

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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

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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.

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AngloGold Ashanti suspends mining activity in Ghana

Mining firm, AngloGold Ashanti has suspended its mining activity at the Obuasi gold mine with immediate effect. The move comes barely three days after some four persons working for Underground Mining Alliance (UMA), a company contracted by AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi mine

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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.

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AngloGold Ashanti suspends mining Activity in Ghana - Gh ...

2021-5-20  AngloGold Ashanti Ltd has suspended mining activity at its Obuasi gold mine with immediate effect, The move is coming barely three days after some four persons working for Underground Mining Alliance, UMA, a company contracted by AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi mine

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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

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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

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Ghana’s Cocoa Sector in Danger Over Illegal Mining

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.

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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

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