• Impacts of Illegal Mining (Galamsey) on the Environment

    Illegal mining (galamsey) is known to cause significant environmental pollution; the chemical used and the waste heaps are a source of long term contamination of soil and water bodies. The thrust of this study was to assess the impact of illegal mining operations on the soil and water bodies at four (4) selected communities (Esaase-Manhyia, Aboabo, Mpatuam and Tetrem) in Bontefufuo in the

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  • Blame governments for galamsey escalation — Rev. Dr Osei

    Apr 24, 2017He explained that the ban on illegal mining should be sustained and those who indulge in the act dealt with drastically in order to deter others. Dr Osei said after the ban, the government should put in place pragmatic measures and policies to regulate the operations of miners in the country to prevent the recurrence of galamsey practices and

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  • Galamsey affecting education in mining areas – research

    Jul 16, 2017The research outcomes shared at a forum in Kumasi also show high levels of teenage pregnancy in galamsey communities. Gold mining constitutes

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  • Transforming Galamsey Ghana

    Tranforming galamsey is a branch of the National Democratic Congress which is dedicated to fighting for the small scale mining business in Ghana, locally known as galamsey. This organization was established in August 2018 as part of being the voice for the voiceless, helping the rural areas in Ghana to save their water bodies which has been destroyed as a result of Chinese miners who has

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  • Mining Conflicts and Corporate Social Responsibility in

    Jul 11, 2018Much of the debate in Africa with regard to mining has been on the question on whether or not mining is good for development. While some scholars agree that mining is indeed good for development, others have argued that the structural constraints found in many developing nations render mining almost untenable. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been suggested as one of the

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  • The Galamsey Threat

    Nov 26, 2011Small scale illegal mining activities do not only threaten the lives of operators, but also non-operators. Members in these mostly farming communities where the illegal mining activity takes place are, to a large extent, left to deal with floods and the pollution of water bodies resulting from galamsey operations.

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  • Causes and Effects of Illegal Gold Mining (Galamsey

    Apr 28, 2020Illegal gold mining activities contribute tremendously to the local economy of the communities within which the practice is conducted. Despite such developments, its activities come with several environmental, economic, developmental and societal and educational challenges that governments, environmentalists, and educationalists have fought several decades to overcome.

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  • ghana gold mining director

    2019-6-17 As in much of West Africa, Ghana's illegal gold mining ranges from hand-dug holes in the forest, a pract known as galamsey ("gather and sell"), to industrialized operations that either . Read More Mining companies in Ghana 2020: a comprehensive . Ghana's mining industry contributes around 37% to the country's total exports.

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  • Mining In Suriname

    Historic Mining Records (USGS) Suriname has 132 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Suriname mines are Aluminum, Kaolin, and Gold . At the time these mines were surveyed, 78 mines in Suriname were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole

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  • Operation Vanguard

    Operation Vanguard is a Military Police Joint Task Force (JTF) set up by the President of Ghana in 2017 to combat the operation of galamsey in Ghana. Galamseyers are illegal miners and have over the years depleted Ghana's forest cover. Their activities also pollute water bodies due to the crude and unregulated nature of the mining process.

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  • Govt's Community mining policy not different from galamsey

    Jul 19, 2021The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Edward Kareweh, has hit hard at government's community mining project describing it as "galamsey" in disguise. Speaking on Takoradi-based Empire Fm and Radio 360's

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  • Galamsey threatening water supply

    Apr 21, 2021April 21, 2021 11:32 AM. The effect of illegal mining activities popularly known as galamsey on water supply in the Central and Western regions

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  • Galamsey

    Galamsey, derived from the phrase gather them and sell, is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.

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  • Galamsey: Lands Minister halts all forest mining permits

    Apr 21, 2021In 2017, the Akufo-Addo government waged a war on illegal mining activities, locally known as galamsey, and placed a temporal ban on small-scale mining.

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  • Galamsey Affecting Education In Mining Areas

    Jul 16, 2017While the current laws and regulations give some formality to small-scale mining, over 70 percent of those engaged in small-scale mining in Ghana are unlicensed and undocumented. According to research conducted by Good Governance Africa, prior to the operations of the galamsey activities in those areas, the performance and attendance of school

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  • Socio

    Apr 01, 20201. Introduction. Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) continues to grow in many resource-rich rural communities. Recent estimates underscore this growth: 40.5 million people were directly engaged in ASM in 2017, up from 30 million in 2014, 13 million in 1999 and 6 million in 1993 ().With particular reference to gold production, the numbers indicate that ASM production in Ghana,

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  • When Oh When Will Ghana Reassert Its Common Sense?

    Apr 24, 2019Indeed, it is widely known that the personnel of Operation Vanguard, as well as the Task Force of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) have faced immense frustration from the police and the prosecutors in the Attorney-General's office, with regard to the prosecution of those arrested for engaging in galamsey.

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  • GALAMSEY MENACE: THE FAILURE OF MINING GOVERNANCE SYSTEM

    Mar 13, 2017GALAMSEY MENACE: THE FAILURE OF MINING GOVERNANCE SYSTEM. Mining has for several decades been the source of livelihood for many in resource endowed areas as they derive from their exploitation enormous financial

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  • Artisanal and Small

    Nov 21, 2013Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining occurs in approximately 80 countries worldwide. There are approximately 100 million artisanal miners globally. Artisanal and small-scale production supply accounts for 80% of global sapphire, 20% of gold mining and up to 20% of diamond mining. It is widespread in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania

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  • Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem

    Oct 01, 20191. Introduction. Tropical forest ecosystems around the world are being wiped-out at a rate of 25 million acres per year (Bagyina, 2012).Whiles agricultural activities and wood extraction are identified as major drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in terms of spatial coverage (Hosonuma et al., 2012), degradation caused by mining tend to have long-term adverse effects on

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  • akim oda gold mining company

    akim oda gold mines. akim oda gold mines.is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada Peru Australia Ghana and ts Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana the Ahafo Mine located in the BrongAhafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region2010 when it was taken over by the Toronto based Kinross Gold at 90 and

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  • When oh when will Ghana reassert its common sense?

    Apr 24, 2019The most impressive presence was that of the Vice-President of Suriname, rightly called on Ghanaians to acknowledge their role in the galamsey "menace", if the fight against it

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  • Obuasi mine invasion to persist

    Oct 13, 2016Illegal mining, known locally as galamsey, is funded by powerful cartels and is highly organized, Aning said. "No illegal miner will be driven out, not today, not next year," he said. "We need to understand the economic interest in galamsey."

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  • Galamsey Menace: Stop All Mining Operations For 6 Months

    May 18, 2021Addressing the galamsey menace and the government's approach to end it, Kwesi Pratt advised the government to stop all mining operations, whether large-scale, small-scale or galamsey, for six

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  • Govt's Community mining policy not different from galamsey

    Jul 19, 2021The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Edward Kareweh, has hit hard at government's community mining project describing it as "galamsey" in disguise. Speaking on Takoradi-based Empire Fm and Radio 360's

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  • Illegal mining

    Oct 29, 2020Galamsey, derived from the phrase gather them and sell, is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana.Such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.

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  • ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF GALAMSEY OPERATIONS ON THE

    The aim of this research was therefore to investigate the socioeconomic impacts of galamsey operations on a typical rural mining community like Ayanfuri. Galamsey has been an issue for most Ghanaians and ending it or reducing its negative effects is one of the government's top priorities.

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  • Govt's Community mining policy not different from galamsey

    Nov 27, 2020The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Edward Kareweh, has hit hard at government's community mining project describing it as "galamsey" in disguise. Speaking on Takoradi-based Empire Fm and Radio 360's social-political program 'Western Today' Mr Kareweh expressed shock when he observed that large tracks of plantation belonging to

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  • (PDF) The Impact of Child Labour in Galamsey on the

    To what extent does the Galamsey mining process influence the kind of work that children carry out in the Galamsey mines of Nangodi? 1.5 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This study sought to examine the impact of Galamsey mining on the education of children in the study area. This research was also conducted to examine the predisposing factors of child

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  • Mining Law 2021

    Oct 09, 2020Ghana: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights – in 15 jurisdictions.

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  • Environmental News Network

    Jun 02, 2021This unregulated small-scale and artisanal gold mining is known locally as galamsey, a slang word derived from the Ghanaian words "gather" and "sell.". About one million Ghanaians engage in the practice, supporting about 4.5 million people in the country. Many of the galamseyers live in poverty, and their activities often come at a cost

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  • Galamsey in the Pra River Basin

    Galamsey poses a severe threat to livelihoods and ecosystems Explore the risks and impacts associated with illegal alluvial gold mining on land use, river and geomorphology, and environmental pollution in the Pra River Basin, Ghana. The Galamsey Platform The web-based GIS platform includes information on risks and impacts associated with illegal gold mining on land

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