This paper therefore seeks to review the sustainability of the mining industry in Ghana through an examination of the ecological, social and economic features of small-scale gold mining with its impacts on mining communities and suggest possible remedies to arrest the situation.
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.
The object of this paper is to ascertain the level of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in Ghana. Over the past three decades, Ghana has demonstrated considerable commitment to the conservation and management of bio-physical and socio-cultural environment.
Assessment of the effects of the pollution of the river on the quality and cost of water production. Assessment of the impacts of quality and quantity of water production on economic activities in the District. Assessment of social and environmental impacts of the illegal small-scale mining operations in the Bonsa river.
environmental impact of illegal small scale mining and the growing redundancies associated with the privatization of state-owned mining companies. Thus, the growing incidence of conflict between mining communities and their chiefs on one hand and illegal small scale mining
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The Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre (NCERC) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has warned that the country's groundwater reserves risk being contaminated if pragmatic steps are not taken to regulate illegal gold mining activities across the mining regions.
Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana, mining activities has its own corresponding challenges such as political, social, and environmental as well as health related issues in Akwatia, in Ghana. The study reveals that the community is aware of the environmental impact created by illegal mining activities.
communities where minerals are found. This paper tries to identify and assess the impacts and effects of illegal mining (galamsey). The main impacts identified are on economic activities, health, social life and employment while the effects include those on economic activities, health, social life, environment, agriculture and education.
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. The data
Socio-economic Impact of Small-scale Mining in Ghana 5 Employment 5 Production from Small-scale Mining and Revenues Accrued 7 The Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC) 8 Organization of Small-scale Mining Operations in Ghana 9 Support Schemes for Small-scale Mining in Ghana 12 Environmental Impact of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana 15 Land ...
Multiple scales of diamond mining in Akwatia, Ghana: addressing environmental and human development impact. Author links open overlay panel Kaakpema Yelpaala a b Saleem H. Ali c d. ... Standing water from mining activities is a commonly cited problem in both gold and diamond mining communities in Ghana, and other parts of the world (Clarke and ...
Ghana is the second largest gold producer in Africa. Notwithstanding the fact that the mining sector contributes to government revenue it also has serious negative impact on the environment and to miners. The illegal mining sector in Ghana is plagued by several environmental and health problems.
The effects of illegal small scale mining, popularly called „galamsey‟, on the environment has been a ... Impacts of „Galamsey‟ on Drainage and Sanitation in the Mining Communities of Tarkwa, Ghana Kwesi, Edward. Attimo Amihyiah., Appiah Sampson. Tackyie., ... Impacts of „Galamsey‟ on Drainage and Sanitation in the Mining ...
According to the Wassai Association of Communities Affected by Mining, a Ghanaian environmental group that supported the plan, around 60 galamsey collectives have been formed, but the government still hasn't followed through on its pledge.
Illegal gold mining, better known in Ghana as Galamsey, has taken off in rural areas, leading to extreme environmental destruction. Illegal gold mining occurs around the edges of existing, regulated mines and appears to be almost uncontrollable.
the negative environmental impact of mining and the growing redundancies associated with the privatisation of state-owned mining companies. Thus, the growing incidence of conflict between mining communities and their chiefs on one hand and mining companies on the other hand echoes the growing disquiet about the effects of the mining sector-led
Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana . Dr. Toni Aubynn . Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ... The Legislative Framework for mining in Ghana is currently laid down in the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703). ... of environmental officers to mitigate the impact of mining on the environment. 21 .
These include land degradation, coastal erosion, pollution of rivers and lagoons, deforestation, desertification and waste management. This article seeks to explore the illegal small scale mining industry in Ghana with the specific intent of identifying its impact on the environment.
The environmental impacts ... of livelihoods in the community. As a result illegal gold mining has become important for obtaining money for ... (UER) of Ghana. The community is located in the eastern belt of the Nabdam Traditional areas. The district lies between latitude 10º15 !
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