• Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF

    Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF

    SMALLSCALE MINING IMPACT ON RURAL LIVELIHOOD Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF ILLEGAL SMALLSCALE MINING (GALAMSEY) ON COCOA FARMING AND RURAL LIVELIHOOD: THE CASE OF AMENFI WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA By Martey Laari Undergraduate Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College.

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  • Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

    Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

    May 17, 2017 · The high incidence of "galamsey" or illegal mining in recent times, have been on several discussions and heated debates for some time now and has perplexed the minds of the general public in Ghana.

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  • Causes and effects of galamsey in Ghana – Ing. Togbi Edem

    Causes and effects of galamsey in Ghana – Ing. Togbi Edem

    Effects of Galamsey in Ghana Galamsey in Ghana has several negative effects. In fact, there is no single positive thing that is associated with galamsey operations in Ghana, not the process and even not the end product. The largest loser of these galamsey sites is the environment. Galamsey sites are a deforestation menace.

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  • GALAMSEY IN GHANA, A CRACK IN THE WALL – antwi bismark

    GALAMSEY IN GHANA, A CRACK IN THE WALL – antwi bismark

    Feb 04, 2017 · In Ghana, artisanal mining is often referred to as "galamsey" derived from the English phrase "gather them and sell". These galamsey operators normally operate along fringes or around the terrain of mining companies. It should be noted that, there is a vast difference between small scale mining and galamsey operations.

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  • Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF

    Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF

    SMALLSCALE MINING IMPACT ON RURAL LIVELIHOOD Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF ILLEGAL SMALLSCALE MINING (GALAMSEY) ON COCOA FARMING AND RURAL LIVELIHOOD: THE CASE OF AMENFI WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA By Martey Laari Undergraduate Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College.

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  • Fighting ''Galamsey'' and River Pollution in Ghana

    Fighting ''Galamsey'' and River Pollution in Ghana

    The worrying issue is that statements on the adverse effects of illegal mining have not yielded the results we expect as the ''galamsey'' menace continues to plague many communities. The time has come for more decisive action to be taken by all to confront the ''galamsey'' issue headon.

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  • Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Galamsey is a term used to describe the uncontrolled and illegal mining activities in Ghana. The indigenous people in mining communities engage in Galamsey, using traditional tools such as shovels, pick axes, and head panes for mining operations.

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  • The Health Effects of Galamsey Mining on s in

    The Health Effects of Galamsey Mining on s in

    This differs from standard legal mining operations in that galamsey is illegal in Ghana, and the purifiion and processing of gold is usually accomplished with the use of liquid mercury, a known toxic mineral with substantial negative health effects.

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  • THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALLSCALE GOLD MINING (

    THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALLSCALE GOLD MINING ("Galamsey

    home » » the effects of illegal smallscale gold mining ("galamsey") activities on the water quality of the akantansu and sintim rivers in the asutifi north district of the brong ahafo region of ghana

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  • Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to end galamsey

    Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to end galamsey

    May 30, 2017 · Illegal mining also results in huge sums of lost revenue. In 2016 alone, an estimated $2.3 billion worth of gold left the shores of Ghana through galamsey. The illicit trade avoids taxation and the prevalence of foreign actors means that profits typically flow out of the country.

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  • Ghana''s Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    Ghana''s Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    Mar 06, 2018 · Ghana, one of the world''s biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn

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  • The footprints of galamsey in Ghana: The Western Region

    The footprints of galamsey in Ghana: The Western Region

    Within the smallscale gold mining sector is "galamsey", a local term used in Ghana for illegal or unregulated gold mining operations. Illegal gold mining operations are criticised heavily throughout Ghana due to their detrimental environmental effects, which many believe outweigh any possible economic and cultural justifiions.

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  • Galamsey: Its effect on water as a basic necessity News

    Galamsey: Its effect on water as a basic necessity News

    Home Opinion Featured Articles Galamsey: Its effect on Galamsey: Its effect on water as a basic necessity. By. News Ghana the activities of galamsey and the undeniable effect it is having

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  • Timeline of the galamsey fight, what we know so far

    Timeline of the galamsey fight, what we know so far

    General News of Thursday, 13 February 2020 Source: com 20200213 Government over the last three years has been fighting to end the galamsey menace The fight to end galamsey and the ban on small scale mining Following several media campaigns against activities and effects of small scale and illegal mining, President AkufoAddo in his inaugural []

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  • Ban on ''Galamsey'' still in force – President Ghana

    Ban on ''Galamsey'' still in force – President Ghana

    Nana AddoDankwa AkufoAddo, the President has stated that the ban on illegal mining, popularly known as "Galamsey" was still in force. He, however, said the ban on smallscale mining had been lifted. President AkufoAddo said this on Thursday when he delivered his third State of the Nation Address to parliament in Accra. He explained that

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  • The Health Effects of Galamsey Mining on s in

    The Health Effects of Galamsey Mining on s in

    This differs from standard legal mining operations in that galamsey is illegal in Ghana, and the purifiion and processing of gold is usually accomplished with the use of liquid mercury, a known toxic mineral with substantial negative health effects.

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  • Galamsey Wikipedia

    Galamsey Wikipedia

    A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell" is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal smallscale 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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  • Stamp Out Galamsey Due To Its Negative Effects The Ghana

    Stamp Out Galamsey Due To Its Negative Effects The Ghana

    May 09, 2017 · Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects. Galamsey operators at work removing the top soil of the arable land. Though mining is a very profitable business that creates employment opportunities for several individuals and benefits everyone in the country including the government that is why the legal mining industries are widely supported by everyone.

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    The mining sector in Ghana consists of both smallscale and largescale 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.

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  • THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MINING{GALAMSEY} IN GHANA

    THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MINING{GALAMSEY} IN GHANA

    Well,Ghana happens to be the 10th leading producer of gold in the world,and the 2nd largest in Africa.However,illegal mining popularly known as galamsey started very,very long ago,before independence,when the capital of Ghana was known as Gold Coast.

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  • Galamsey in Ghana and China''s illegal gold rush — Asia by

    Galamsey in Ghana and China''s illegal gold rush — Asia by

    The local film industry has even made a movie, Ghana Galamsey, where illegal mining is key to the plot. AkufoAddo has also found support from Ghana''s religious leaders who have expressed willingness to preach the evils of galamsey to their congregations, with the 2017 Catholic bishops conference in Ghana issuing a statement condemning

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  • Causes and effects of galamsey in Ghana YEN.COM.GH

    Causes and effects of galamsey in Ghana YEN.COM.GH

    Yen.com.gh News ☛ In the recent past illegal mining otherwise termed as galamsey has been on the rise in Ghana.This article provides you with comprehensive information about the CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF GALAMSEY IN GHANA. Read on and get know more.

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  • Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Mar 22, 2017 · The Head of Communiions at the Ghana Water Company, Steve Mantey on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday, gave an overview of water bodies in the some regions that have been polluted by illegal mining activities. Western Region. In the Western Region, the main water bodies that have been polluted include the River Pra, Daboase,and River Ankobra.

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  • Mercury, Ghana''s Poisonous Problem Human Rights Watch

    Mercury, Ghana''s Poisonous Problem Human Rights Watch

    Oct 10, 2014 · These million miners include thousands of children who are exposed to the toxic effects of mercury during "galamsey" mining. scale gold mining sector. To do all these, Ghana is required to

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  • effects of galamsey mining in ghana MC Machinery

    effects of galamsey mining in ghana MC Machinery

    Galamsey Menace: Causes, Effects And Solutions Modern Ghana. May 09, 2017 Extensive studies conducted on the galamsey phenomenon estimate that half of those employed in galamsey operations in Ghana, are the youth, women and children representing one of the highest in the world as well as our ablebodied men.

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  • PHOTOS: Effects of galamsey Graphic Online

    PHOTOS: Effects of galamsey Graphic Online

    Nov 06, 2019 · Daily news from Ghana and local Accra news stories including crime, health, eduion and general news by Daily Graphic. PHOTOS: Effects of galamsey Graphic Online Graphic Business

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  • Georgetown Environmental Law Review

    Georgetown Environmental Law Review

    Georgetown Environmental Law Review

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  • Galamsey – The good, the bad and the ugly – Citi 97.3 FM

    Galamsey – The good, the bad and the ugly – Citi 97.3 FM

    Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In Ghana, mining activities in goldrich regions can be traced to back to the days of colonialism when the nation was called the Gold Coast. Ghana''s huge mineral wealth is well known as the country is ranked ninth in

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  • Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects

    Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects

    May 09, 2017 · Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects individuals and the law does not support what is refers as illegal mining called Galamsey in Ghana due to several negative effects

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  • Illegal SmallScale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food

    Illegal SmallScale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food

    Jun 21, 2018 · Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agroecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agroecological zones by illegal smallscale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana. This article examines the

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  • effects of galamsey mining in ghana MC Machinery

    effects of galamsey mining in ghana MC Machinery

    Galamsey Menace: Causes, Effects And Solutions Modern Ghana. May 09, 2017 Extensive studies conducted on the galamsey phenomenon estimate that half of those employed in galamsey operations in Ghana, are the youth, women and children representing one of the highest in the world as well as our ablebodied men.

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  • Galamsey fight: Government in it for  Ghana Business News

    Galamsey fight: Government in it for Ghana Business News

    Jun 05, 2018 · The government of Ghana says it has no intention of giving up on the ongoing fight against smallscale illegal gold mining in various parts of the country. Government has therefore put in place strategic measures to address the longterm astrophic effects of illegal smallscale mining commonly referred to as galamsey. According to the Minister for

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  • Galamsey fight: Government in it for  Ghana Business News

    Galamsey fight: Government in it for Ghana Business News

    Jun 05, 2018 · The government of Ghana says it has no intention of giving up on the ongoing fight against smallscale illegal gold mining in various parts of the country. Government has therefore put in place strategic measures to address the longterm astrophic effects of illegal smallscale mining commonly referred to as galamsey. According to the Minister for

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  • Galamsey – The good, the bad and the ugly – Citi 97.3 FM

    Galamsey – The good, the bad and the ugly – Citi 97.3 FM

    Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In Ghana, mining activities in goldrich regions can be traced to back to the days of colonialism when the nation was called the Gold Coast. Ghana''s huge mineral wealth is well known as the country is ranked ninth in

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  • Effects Of Galamsey On Eduion In Mining Communities

    Effects Of Galamsey On Eduion In Mining Communities

    Jun 30, 2015 · Galamsey, which is locally known in Ghana as the illegal mining activity or mechanism to extract gold and other mineral resources is on the rise. People who engage in such act are known to be

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  • Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to end galamsey

    Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to end galamsey

    Moreover, galamsey can set in motion a vicious circle in terms of employment. Mining often occurs in cocoa farming regions and can lead to the seizure of land and environmental destruction.

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  • Ghana''s Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    Ghana''s Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    Mar 06, 2018 · Ghana, one of the world''s biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn

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  • Ghana: The murky world of galamsey New African Magazine

    Ghana: The murky world of galamsey New African Magazine

    Galamsey – a corruption of the English phrase, "gatherthemandsell" – has become big business in many of the fertile areas of Ghana, where hitherto, natural forests and watertables have enabled the people to carry out subsistence and even partcommercial farming for generations.

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  • GALAMSEY OPERATIONS IN GHANA PDF

    GALAMSEY OPERATIONS IN GHANA PDF

    Recently, there have been efforts by stakeholders to monitor illegal mining ( galamsey) activities, foster their formalization and reclaim the many abandoned. Ghana, one of the world''s biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a leased to galamsey miners in an effort to regulate their operations.

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  • Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Mar 22, 2017 · The Head of Communiions at the Ghana Water Company, Steve Mantey on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday, gave an overview of water bodies in the some regions that have been polluted by illegal mining activities. Western Region. In the Western Region, the main water bodies that have been polluted include the River Pra, Daboase,and River Ankobra.

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  • Stamp Out Galamsey Due To Its Negative Effects The Ghana

    Stamp Out Galamsey Due To Its Negative Effects The Ghana

    May 09, 2017 · Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects. Galamsey operators at work removing the top soil of the arable land. Though mining is a very profitable business that creates employment opportunities for several individuals and benefits everyone in the country including the government that is why the legal mining industries are widely supported by everyone.

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  • GALAMSEY OPERATIONS IN GHANA PDF

    GALAMSEY OPERATIONS IN GHANA PDF

    Jan 19, 2020 · In Ghana, mining activities in goldrich regions can be traced to back to ghaja days of colonialism when the nation was called the Gold Coast. Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly The district is an attractive destination for galamsey operators, as it hosts all the nine galamsey operational types considered in this study Fig.

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  • Historical overview of traditional and modern gold mining

    Historical overview of traditional and modern gold mining

    This article compares and contrasts the precolonial methods of mining with modern artisanal or smallscale mining popularly known in Ghana as galamsey and also provide reasons to explain why

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  • Galamsey: An Enemy Of Ghana''s Arable Lands And Water Bodies

    Galamsey: An Enemy Of Ghana''s Arable Lands And Water Bodies

    Apr 03, 2017 · Galamsey as is used to call in Ghana has resulted in serious degradation of vegetation, lands and pollute major water bodies in recent years and this unwelcomed issue of land and water pollution in Ghana is of great concern due to the alarming higher rate at which our beloved arable lands for farming and drinking water for communities around are being lost and destructive by the

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  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards the Socioeconomic Development of Mining Communities: A Case Study of Kenyasi in the Brong Ahafo Region Adjei Samuel1, N.K.Oladejo1, I.A. Adetunde2, * 1University for Development Studies, Department of Mathematics, Navrongo. Ghana.

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  • Chiefs, politicians, others cited in BNI report on galamsey

    Chiefs, politicians, others cited in BNI report on galamsey

    Galamsey in Ghana Some chiefs and political figures in the country have been cited in a report by the Bureau of National Investigations for involvement in illegal mining.

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  • Impacts of Galamsey Operations on the Socioeconomic

    Impacts of Galamsey Operations on the Socioeconomic

    Also known as Artisanal Small Scale Mining, illegal mining or uncontrolled mining. Decline in Ghana''s economy and Galamsey boom (1970''s) Government''s regulation of Small Scale Mining (Small Scale Mining Law in 1989, PNDCL 218) Group unlicensed individuals who come together using crude and sometimes refine methods to mine

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  • Galamsey Wikipedia

    Galamsey Wikipedia

    A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell" is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal smallscale 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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  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A

    POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A

    The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A Political Problem Requiring Political Solutions? June 2017 ug.edu.gh The Policy Issue One of the most significant policy challenges in Ghana today revolves around the question of how best to maximise the benefits of the artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM) sector while minimising the negative conse

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  • Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Galamsey is a term used to describe the uncontrolled and illegal mining activities in Ghana. The indigenous people in mining communities engage in Galamsey, using traditional tools such as shovels, pick axes, and head panes for mining operations.

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