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...

Illegal mining operations are destroying the farmlands, forests, and water bodies in Ghana The general public and academia are calling for a concerted effort to rid the country of illegal mining activities and to restore the abandoned mining sites across the country However, in order to formulate ....

Dec 15, 2018 0183 32 The media coalition against illegal mining popularly called galamsey is appealing to the government to effectively implement the newly crafted policy on small-scale mining The Covener, Ken Ashigbey is worried the new policy will suffer the age-old disease of lack of implementation which he said has attended a number of government business...

May 09, 2017 0183 32 Galamsey Menace Causes, Effects And Solutions By Kelly Michael Agbesi , The factors that combine to trigger someone involve in this illegal mining are easy to identify One major cause of this devilish act is the burning desire for material things , religious institutions are called upon to nurture their children to strive against this ....

Implement new mining policy effectively Media coalition Implement new mining policy effectively Media coalition against galamsey tells gov t The ban was imposed early 2017 to save Ghana s mining environment from total deterioration the newly elected president Nana AkufoAddo declared war against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey...

May 23, 2017 0183 32 Asantehene Applauds Government For Fight Against Galamsey May 23, 2017 News The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has commended the government for its bold step to halt illegal mining galamsey , that is destroying the environment...

The Sekyere Presbytery Chairperson of the Presbyterian Church, the Reverend Ernest Odame Asare, has asked Ghanaians to step back from lawlessness and indiscipline He spoke against unrestrained ....

Artisanal Small-Scale Mining ASM has become an issue of national interest due to its evident impact on the environment and society at large Recognizing the need to regulate the sector, and in response to an intense media and CSO campaign, the Government of Ghana has taken important steps with the establishment of the high level inter-ministerial task force to lead and coordinate government ....

Some commentators have argued that artisanal mining forms part of the national heritage and that illegal mining would be prevented if large-scale miners followed proper measures in terms of the ....

13 hours ago 0183 32 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday gave assent to the amended Minerals and Mining Act which seeks to, among other things, prescribe stiffer punishment for illegal mining in the country...

This is a collection or articles on Galamsey or Illegal mining in Ghana since 2012 Ghana, Canada to enhance partnership in mining 2019-08-09 Galamsey 9 Chinese nationals busted at Ankwaso ....

Parliament has passed the Minerals and Mining Amendment Law, 2014 The object of the law is to amend the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 Act 703 The amendments are two-fold, first to enable ....

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...

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...

Mar 19, 2019 0183 32 General News of Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Source citinewsroom 2019-03-19 The fight against illegal mining is a war that has not been completed The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has arrested some 68 illegal miners in the region 59 of them were foreign nationals with the rest being local accomplic The illegal ,...

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 ....

Finally, there are indications that legal enforcement against galamsey is on the rise too Ghana s Chief Justice recently designated 14 courts to hear illegal mining-related cases in a bid to ....

UGBS Policy Brief No1 Although Ghana has had a formalised process for 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...

Mining activities as seen in the above picture, causes a lot of harm to the environment as illegal mining doThis is because most of the minerals are found in rivers and its environs,and as a result,the mining companies do blast the the river environs to get access to the targeted minerals,without caring about the effects and dangers it may have on trees,birds,animals,and even individuals in ....

There is currently a campaign spearheaded by the media against the activities of illegal gold mining in Ghana This campaign has not only called for all unsanctioned and unregulated small- scale gold mining activities to be brought to a halt, but has also led to calls for the operations of legalized small-scale gold miners to be stopped as well...

Ghana warns China against illegal mining Author Charles Ayitey Updated 2 years ago , the Ghana immigration service has arrested a notorious Chinese illegal miner, Aisha Huang who is reported to have let lose her wild dogs on security officials when they stormed here residence , The fight against illegal mining remains intensified ....

Oct 04, 2018 0183 32 Fight Against Illegal Mining - News Desk on JoyNews 4-10-18 Forestry Commission must stop issuing licences - CREMA...

Adankrono and Soabe all towns in Ghana where illegal mining is done to observe how this activity is done in those areas The choice of these areas was based on the fact that it is noted to be one of the most common areas were the youth engage in illegal mining Interviews were also conducted with 10 illegal miners each from only two towns...

Mar 14, 2018 0183 32 In recent years Ghana has chalked some successes in the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey Government has made the menace one of its primary aims, and has put in place measures to ensure that the country does not lose any more lands and water bodies to such illegal ,...

South Africa is to strengthen measures to deal with illegal mining, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday Illegal mining poses many dangers to society, in terms of health ....

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 ,...

16 hours ago 0183 32 Following the widespread devastation of water resources and forest reserves as a result of the activities of illegal mining, the government, in January 2017 placed a ban on small scale mining for a period of six months Illegal mining is mining activity that is undertaken without state permission, in particular in absence of land rights, mining ....