• THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MINING{GALAMSEY} IN GHANA

    THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MINING{GALAMSEY} IN GHANA

    Apr 21, 2012 · Do you have any idea about how illegal mining started in Ghana? hmmm.is a long story,just keep reading and you will find out soon. 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 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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  • &quotGalamsey" (illegal Mining Activities in Ghana) The Enemy

    "Galamsey" (illegal Mining Activities in Ghana) The Enemy

    it is a serious illigal mining system thas result in serious degradation of vegetation, lands and pollute major water bodies in the country. In recent years, this unwelcomed issue of land and water pollution have become of a great concern due to the alarming rate at which our farm land and water bodies are being destroyed by the irresponsible activities of both foreign and local illegal miners.

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  • All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

    All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

    Aug 11, 2017 · But illegal mining in Africa''s second largest producer is taking a heavy human as well as environmental and economic toll with more than $2 billion lost to the practice last year alone

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  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

    Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in

    extractive volumes splits the mining region of Ghana into two major approaches: largescale legal mining and smallscale illegal "galamsey" mining. Smallscale mining is carried out at an individual level, mostly by the poor with very little technical knowhow or machinery. It is estimated that over 10 million people worldwide are

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  • (PDF) ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE

    (PDF) ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE

    Within the past few decades, Ghana''s mining sector specifically the small scale mining subsector has been marred by controversies mainly due to its threat to sustainable development.

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  • ''He is an Esau!'' NDC castigates AkufoAddo for ''betraying

    ''He is an Esau!'' NDC castigates AkufoAddo for ''betraying

    Ladies and gentlemen, it has to be emphasized, that recent remarks by the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Mr. Shi Ting Wang, on the menace of illegal mining in Ghana, stand in sharp

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  • ''We won''t win fight against galamsey'' – Kofi Bentil

    ''We won''t win fight against galamsey'' – Kofi Bentil

    He was addressing a forum against illegal mining organised chiefly to get Ghana''s chiefs involved in the fight against illegal mining. Ghana''s future is in limbo with a huge chunk of its

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  • Galamsey: Gov''t says excavators seized by task force have

    Galamsey: Gov''t says excavators seized by task force have

    The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation later set up a Galamstop taskforce to support the Operation Vanguard team in fighting illegal mining. READ ALSO: Ghana''s President

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  • Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Ghana: Mining 2020. The ICLG to: Mining Laws and Regulations Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the mechanics of acquisition of rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, beneficiation – in 28 jurisdictions.

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  • The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

    The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

    will have to develop a competitive mining regime based on greater economic equality, mutual benefit and in accordance with generally accepted notions of fairness. Key words: Ghana, Mining, Mineral Products, Impact, Economy 1.0 Introduction Mining is the process of digging into the earth to extract naturally occurring minerals.

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  • The Effects Of Illegal Gold Mining On The Eduion Of

    The Effects Of Illegal Gold Mining On The Eduion Of

    Abstract: The issue of children engaging in illegal gold mining (galamsey) activity in Ghana specifically attracts attention both locally and internationally. The study critically examined the effects of illegal gold mining activity on the eduion of children involved in such practice.

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  • Factors influencing participation in illegal mining in

    Factors influencing participation in illegal mining in

    Munich Personal RePEc Archive Factors influencing participation in illegal mining in Ghana: A case of Denkyira Corridor Adu, Kofi Osei and Amponsah, Stephen and Osei, Afia Asantewaa University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast 23 February 2016 Online at https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/69678/

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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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  • Ghana bishops join fight against &quotmenace" of illegal mining

    Ghana bishops join fight against "menace" of illegal mining

    Dec 04, 2017 · 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."

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  • (PDF) ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE

    (PDF) ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE

    Within the past few decades, Ghana''s mining sector specifically the small scale mining subsector has been marred by controversies mainly due to its threat to sustainable development.

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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. The data

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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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  • (PDF) ILLEGAL GOLD MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL

    (PDF) ILLEGAL GOLD MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL

    Rosina Badwi The Narrative: Illegal gold mining and environmental degradation in Prestia The narrative claims that long ago when smallscale mining was a legal branch of Ghana''s mining sector, indigenous methods of gold extraction as wells as local rules and regulations enabled the local people to make a living without seriously degrading the

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  • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    Jun 17, 2014 · 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

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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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  • (PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana

    (PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana

    PDF Mining activities accelerate the rate and degree of changes in the natural environment. illegal mining activities upstream affecting the quality of the water. Human Rights in Ghana

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  • Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future

    Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future

    Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future To attempt to mine it or offer the piece of land to anybody to mine will be illegal and therefore a breach of the law. Indeed, section (2) of the Act states that ''where land is required to secure the development

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  • ADDRESSING THE MENACE OF ILLEGAL MINING

    ADDRESSING THE MENACE OF ILLEGAL MINING

    Aware of the increasing rate of illegal mining and its associated negative consequences on humans as well as the environment, the government of Ghana has intensified its efforts to curb the illegal menace. For this reason, efforts are being made to combat illegal mining through

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  • ''We won''t win fight against galamsey'' – Kofi Bentil

    ''We won''t win fight against galamsey'' – Kofi Bentil

    He was addressing a forum against illegal mining organised chiefly to get Ghana''s chiefs involved in the fight against illegal mining. Ghana''s future is in limbo with a huge chunk of its

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  • Illegal mining in Ghana IGC

    Illegal mining in Ghana IGC

    It is therefore important to understand the attitude of local people to illegal mining activities and to government policy interventions thus far to curtail the menace. To this end, the IGC commissioned a number of studies on illegal mining activities in Ghana. This event, which took place on 21 February, aimed to share the findings with

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  • Sack MMDCEs of galamseyprone areas Ken Ashigbey

    Sack MMDCEs of galamseyprone areas Ken Ashigbey

    Jan 22, 2020 · Illegal small scale mining, popularly known as ''galamsey'' is one of the major problems Ghana has faced for many years now, with the government trying its best to fight the neverending menace. Many lands have been destroyed and water bodies polluted due to galamsey activities. It is for this reason that President AkufoAddo assented to an

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  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    Illegal mining is a poverty driven activity that is practiced in most developing countries where there is a poorly edued population and few employment opportunities (Yaro, 2010, Bagyina, 2012). Globally, an estimated 20 million people engage in illegal mining with nearly one quarter of the world''s gold output originating from it (Hilson, 2001).

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  • Galamsey Menace in Ghana YouTube

    Galamsey Menace in Ghana YouTube

    Apr 06, 2016 · This a crisis situiation in Ghana now where illegal gold and diamond miners are destroying vast lands.

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  • NGO Outlines Solutions To End Galamsey DailyGuide Network

    NGO Outlines Solutions To End Galamsey DailyGuide Network

    May 30, 2017 · According to GASGhana, after undertaking extensive research into ''galamsey'' activities in Ghana, it came to the conclusion that seven measures must be taken by the central government and other relevant stakeholders to end illegal mining, which continues to significantly destroy the environment and water bodies in some parts of the country.

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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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  • A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian SmallScale Mining

    A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian SmallScale Mining

    4 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Smallscale Mining Industry Smallscale mining in Ghana, as in most developing countries, was for decades treated as an informal industrial sector, employing thousands of people but featuring largely

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  • Ghana bishops join fight against &quotmenace" of illegal mining

    Ghana bishops join fight against "menace" of illegal mining

    Dec 04, 2017 · 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."

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  • Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Paul Nana Kwabena Aborampah Mensah is a Senior Programs and Research Officer with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, and has conducted research on illegal mining activities in Ghana. Galamsey is a term used to describe the uncontrolled and illegal mining activities in Ghana.

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  • &quotGalamsey" (illegal Mining Activities in Ghana) The Enemy

    "Galamsey" (illegal Mining Activities in Ghana) The Enemy

    it is a serious illigal mining system thas result in serious degradation of vegetation, lands and pollute major water bodies in the country. In recent years, this unwelcomed issue of land and water pollution have become of a great concern due to the alarming rate at which our farm land and water bodies are being destroyed by the irresponsible activities of both foreign and local illegal miners.

    Get Price
  • 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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  • 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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  • (PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD MINING ON

    (PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD MINING ON

    The upsurge in illegal gold mining activities, popularly known as "galamsey operation" has left in its wake, loss of ecosystems and increased poverty levels especially among peasant farmers who depend solely on environmental resources for a living.

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  • Galamsey: Gov''t says excavators seized by task force have

    Galamsey: Gov''t says excavators seized by task force have

    The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation later set up a Galamstop taskforce to support the Operation Vanguard team in fighting illegal mining. READ ALSO: Ghana''s President

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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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  • "We Have Solution To Galamsey Menace" – GAS Ghana Social

    May 30, 2017 · Illegal mining popularly referred to as ''galamsey'' has continued to plague a developing country like Ghana for years and government of the day, has pledged its willingness to fight the menace

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  • GOVERNMENT OF GHANA MINISTRY OF LANDS AND

    GOVERNMENT OF GHANA MINISTRY OF LANDS AND

    The Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) Appraisal and Implementation Document (PAID) covers the overall strategy and activity components that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) has developed to help curb the illegal mining menace (galamsey) in Ghana. The MMIP is a fiveyear project that presents an integrated

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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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  • 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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  • (PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana

    (PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana

    PDF Mining activities accelerate the rate and degree of changes in the natural environment. illegal mining activities upstream affecting the quality of the water. Human Rights in Ghana

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  • Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Ghana: Mining 2020. The ICLG to: Mining Laws and Regulations Ghana covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the mechanics of acquisition of rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, beneficiation – in 28 jurisdictions.

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  • Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to  African Arguments

    Gold, guns and China: Ghana''s fight to African Arguments

    May 30, 2017 · The previous month, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which came to power in January, had launched a fiveyear project to provide illegal miners with alternative livelihoods in the legal mining sector. Illegal smallscale mining has long proliferated across Ghana, Africa''s second and the world''s tenth largest gold exporter.

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  • FLASHBACK: I will put my Presidency on line to stop

    FLASHBACK: I will put my Presidency on line to stop

    10 days ago · President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo said he will put his presidency on the line with a commitment to end the illegal small scale mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. Rallying Ghana

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  • Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future

    Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future

    Illegal Mining A devastating menace on Ghana''s future To attempt to mine it or offer the piece of land to anybody to mine will be illegal and therefore a breach of the law. Indeed, section (2) of the Act states that ''where land is required to secure the development

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  • Feature: Environmental Impact Of Illegal Small Scale

    Feature: Environmental Impact Of Illegal Small Scale

    This article seeks to explore the illegal small scale mining industry in Ghana with the specific intent of identifying its impact on the environment. Such an expose may help draw some attention to this sector and contribute to finding a lasting solution to this menace.

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