Though the enactment of the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218, legalized the operations of Small Scale Mining SSM in Ghana It is still difficult to differentiate between the activities of small-scale miners and illegal miners The term galamsey is interchangeably used to refer to both small-scale mining and illegal mining...

Dec 04, 2017 0183 32 The Catholic Church in Ghana is calling on the government to end the practice of illegal gold mining, which bishops call a menace that has plagued our nation YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon ....

Jun 01, 2017 0183 32 In the last three months, the Ghanaian media landscape has been dominated by discussions about the dangers of illegal mining Although Ghana has had a formalised process for engaging in artisanal and small-scale mining ASM on a legal basis since the late 1980s, an estimated 85 percent of small-scale miners in the country operate on an illegal ....

Aug 11, 2017 0183 32 Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called the Gold Coast during its colonial era But illegal mining in Africa s second largest producer is ,...

One of the main criteria used to define illegal mining is the absence of land rights, mining license, exploration or mineral transportation permit or of any document that could legitimate the on-going operations Illegal mining can be operated o n the surface or underground In most countries, underground mineral resources belong to the state...

Small-scale mining in Ghana is, indeed, dangerously akin to the nuclear weapons-production industry It is an activity that can only be seriously countenanced as a cottage industry by a government that is hell-bent on turning our otherwise globally remarked and admirably recognized peaceful country into a Somali- or Afghan-type of war zone...

Feb 20, 2018 0183 32 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd will reopen its idled Obuasi mine after Ghana approved a plan to redevelop the asset as a more profitable, mechanized operation Obuasi, ,...

Asking for legalization of illegal mining is akin to a call for making prostitution a legal trade on the basis that unemployable young women could sell their bodies to keep body and soul together...

It is therefore alarming to hear reports that cocoa and cashew farms in some parts of the country are allegedly being sold out for illegal mining activiti This situation will obviously affect the production of cocoa, one of Ghana s major economic crops River bodies are not being spared by illegal miners...

The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5 of the country s GDP and minerals make up 37 of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90 of the total mineral exports Thus, the main focus of Ghana s mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold Ghana is Africa s largest gold producer, producing 805 t in 2008...

MINERALS AND MINING ACT - 1986 PNDCL 153 , The provisions of this Law relating to reconnaissance, prospecting and mining of minerals in Ghana shall, subject to the provisions contained in this Part apply to radio-active minerals with such modifications as may be necessary 2 Where any radio-active mineral is discovered in the course of ....

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 ....

Jul 03, 2019 0183 32 Scores of illegal miners at Akyem Hemang and its environs are reportedly excited over the destoolment of the Chief of Akyem Hemang Osabarima Prof Mirikissi Apori Atta The Chief has over the ....

It can, therefore, be inferred that galamsey is an illegal activity under PNDCL 218 Following promulgation of the law, the Minerals Commission of Ghana established Small-Scale Mining District ....

Transactions involving assurances to foreign investors who establish mining ventures in Ghana are affected by this requirement 122 Are there any State investment treaties which are applicable? Ghana has signed and ratified investment treaties with China, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom...

ACCRA The use of satellite imagery to complement traditional data collection methods including national census in Ghana is helping in conserving forests and water bodies by facilitating informed decisions to curb illegal mining Illegal mining is a serious problem in Ghana that poses negative effects on the environment, especially ....

Jun 21, 2013 0183 32 This guest blog post is by Yang Jiao, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida who has been doing fieldwork on Chinese business in Ghana On May 14th, Ghana s Ministerial Task force led by the President Mahama launched a crackdown on illegal gold mining...

Apr 23, 2012 0183 32 WHY DO PEOPLE RISK THEIR LIVES IN ILLEGAL MINING ILLEGAL MINING IN GHANA Do you have any idea abou, Do you have any idea about how illegal mining star, THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MINING GALAMSEY IN GHANA...

The study gives it main recommendation as the need for the government of Ghana to put measures to discourage the youth from illegal mining activities if the country wants to reap full benefits from these youth in the future in terms of their potentials Keywords Illegal mining, gold, diamond, youth, inhabitants, Ghana...

Mar 06, 2018 0183 32 Illegal gold mining in Ghana further exacerbates a volatile cocoa market In 2014, experts predicted a global cocoa shortage by 2020 However, ,...

Galamsey should be banned and not encouraged By Ghanaian Chronicle Mr George Mireku Duker, Member of Parliament for Tarkwa/Nsuem in the Western Region, one of the communities in this country most devastated by the activities of illegal mining, euphemistically referred to as galamsey, says the operation should be legalized...

engaging in ASM on legal basis since the late 1980s, an estimated 85 percent of small scale miners in the coun-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...