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Migration dynamics and small scale gold mining in north

Migration dynamics and small scale gold mining in north-eastern Ghana: implications for sustainable rural livelihoods largely of small scale miners moving from all over Ghana as well as from neighbouring Almost all state–owned mines were divested or privatized.

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Artisanal and small

ASSOCIATED WITH ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING Artisanal and small-scale gold mining and health. ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED providers, and concludes with a summary of the state of knowledge on this topic and gaps to be filled. LINKAGES WITH THE MINAMATA CONVENTION ON MERCURY

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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small

By Rajendra Jadhav. PANAJI, India, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the environment, a government official said on Saturday.

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Implementing Small Scale Implementating Small Scale Mining

resources undermine the capacity of state agencies to implement small scale mining laws in Ghana, using the Prestea Huni Valley District as a case study. The District was chosen because small scale mining is a booming practice here, and therefore presents a rich case for analysis.

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Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation, in

small scale gold mining and its effect on the environment. Generally, the study assessed aspects of small scale gold mining practices and the environment. Also, it examined the effectiveness of State regulatory policies, institutions and structures put in place in relation to environmental management in small scale gold mining areas.

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Influence of land tenure practices on artisanal mining

This paper examines the issue of land tenure and how it influences artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activity in Ghana. Over the past few decades, attempts by governments in sub-Saharan Africa to regulate or formalize ASM as a result of the sector's increasing socio-economic and environmental importance have largely been unsuccessful.

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Golden Opportunity in Ghana: A Negotiation Case Study and

Potter 2003). Informal, illegal gold mining operations (in Ghana called galamsey) are still the prevalent approach to ASM for a variety of reasons. The reason of most pertinence here is an overall scarcity of available land concessions in Ghana that are viable for small-scale gold mining. Miners have found that it is often more profitable to

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Contribution Minerals and Mining Sector to National

The sector employs 28,000 people in the large scale mining industry whilst over 1,000,000 people are engaged in the small scale gold, diamonds, sand winning and quarry industries. In 2011, Ghana produced 3.6 million ounces of gold, the highest ever in the history of the country. This resulted in export revenues of over US$5billion.

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Galamsey and the making of a deep state in ghana by

Galamsey and the Making of a Deep State in Ghana: Implications for National Security and Development IshaqAkmeyAlhassan Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon Email of corresponding author: akmey2003yahoo.uk Abstract Illegal small scale mining is commonplace in Ghana.

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

30-5-2017The previous month, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which came to power in January, had launched a five-year project to provide illegal miners with alternative livelihoods in the legal mining sector. Illegal small-scale mining has long proliferated across Ghana, Africa's second and the world's tenth largest gold exporter.

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National Conference on Artisanal and Small

19-5-2019A two-day national conference on artisanal and small-scale gold and salt mining opened in Accra on Tuesday with a call on government to attach the same priority to operators in the sector as it does to the big mining companies. Dr Yao Graham, the Coordinator of the TWN-Africa, who made

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Network trains small scale miners on sustainable mining

10-5-2019The Accra Mining Network, an environmental NGO has organised a two-day training in sustainable small scale mining to help in sanitising the sector. The programme, which was organised for 30 participants from the Small Scale Mining Union within Prestea and its environs centred on Innovation

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Contribution Minerals and Mining Sector to National

The sector employs 28,000 people in the large scale mining industry whilst over 1,000,000 people are engaged in the small scale gold, diamonds, sand winning and quarry industries. In 2011, Ghana produced 3.6 million ounces of gold, the highest ever in the history of the country. This resulted in export revenues of over US$5billion.

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THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA

THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA 2 2.2.9. Illegal Artisanal (Galamsey) Small Scale Mining .. 118 4.1.8. Development Projects THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA. 11 I. FOREWORD '. 2. 15

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CHAPTER 13 ARTISANAL AND SMALL

quite sophisticated industrialized small-scale mining activities.This chapter largely focuses on artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries that use the most basic methods for extraction and processing. The broadest distinction – and the one followed here – is between artisanal mining,which may involve only

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REGULATE OR STOP ILLEGAL SMALL

Official Government of Ghana Website, Ghana News BY Godfred Kwaku Yormesor If there is any Ghanaian citizen who claims to be oblivious of the menace or potential dangers posed to the national psyche by the escalation of illegal small scale - mining activities popularly dubbed " galamsey", he is neither realistic nor fair to himself.

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LEGAL SMALL

17-12-2018In his contribution, the general secretary of the Ghana Small-Scale Miners' Association, Godwin Armah, encouraged other artisanal miners who are yet to be validated to undergo the process to ensure that they can return to work. He pledged the commitment of his association to liaise with the state agencies to ensure defaulters are brought to book.

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BAN ON SMALL SCALE MINING TO BE LIFTED SOON

21-6-2018Government, in dealing with the menace, set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee on illegal Mining, with the world-renowned scientist, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, as its chairperson. The committee, as part of its work, recommended an initial 6-month ban on small scale mining activities, a request to which the President gave his assent.

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Ghana's government focuses on reforming small

7-12-2015Ghana's small-scale artisanal gold mining sector was first legalised in 1989 with the promulgation of the Small-scale Gold Mining Act, which established the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC), the industry's main marketer and the sole buyer of

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World Bank Document

2.02 Mining, primarily gold mining, has a very long history in Ghana. It is not known when gold production started, but there was a well developed small-scale mining industry by the time the first European explorers arrived in the late 1400s. By the late 1800s, 'modern mining methods had been introduced and gold production had begun to increase

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Roadmap on the lifting of small

18-6-2018President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that, shortly, Government will put out a statement setting out a comprehensive roadmap, including the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining, to deal with, on a permanent basis, the grave threat of galamsey to the present and future health of Ghana.

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Minerals and mining policy finally unveiled

A comprehensive minerals and mining policy to guide government in its management of the extractives sector has finally been launched, 17 years after it was first proposed. The policy document — introduced to address various concerns in the mining industry and ensure mining contributes to structural transformation of the country's economy

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Govt To Lift Ban On Small Scale Mining

President Akufo-Addo with Togbe Afede at the opening ceremony. President Akufo-Addo has hinted of government's plans to announce a comprehensive roadmap to lift the ban on small-scale mining to deal permanently with 'galamsey,' which poses a threat to the nation.

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Shaanxi's Large Scale Galamsey Exposed

13-12-2018Shaanxi Ghana Mining Company, which commands a work force of over six hundred as stated by the company's own PRO Maxwell Wamba on Top Radio in Accra during an interview a couple of weeks ago, and can also boast of some five giant deep-mine shafts on different locations on and outside of their own 50acre land could obviously not be doing any form of small scale but a large scale mining

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Council of State backs review of small scale mining laws

13-5-2017The Council of State has backed calls for a total review of Ghana's small scale mining laws. Chairman of the council, Nana Otuo Serebour, said it is evident that current laws have failed to sanitize the sector. Members of the Council of State commenced a tour of illegal mining areas in

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Small

Ghana's small-scale mining has evolved beyond the reach of current small-scale mining legislation. The formalization process enacted in the small-scale mining laws is ineffective because it is unable to capture the magnitude and complexity of what now encompasses Ghana's small-scale gold industry.

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Children in small-scale mining reportedly crushed rocks, dug in deep pits, carried heavy loads, operated heavy machinery, sieved stones, and amalgamated gold with mercury. A report released in 2016 by Understanding Children's Work found 1.9 million children ages five to 17 (approximately 22 percent of this age group) were involved in child labor.

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Ghana Gold Agents: 3% tax on small scale gold exports

Ghana Gold Agent representing small-scale miners in a genuine and the Authority imposed a 10 percent withholding tax on small scale mining in a bid to increase domestic revenue mobilization and getting members in the sector to pay the but have since failed to pay the appropriate taxes and royalties to the state.

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7076 AN ACT CREATING A PEOPLES SMALL

(d) Small-scale mining contract refers to co-production, joint venture or mineral production sharing agreement, between the State and small-scale mining contractor for the small-scale utilization of a plot of mineral land; (e) Small-scale minIng contractor refers to an individual or a cooperative of small-scale

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Ghana Mining Sector Management . Envionment. Project

several studies that were carried out by the Minerals Commission of Ghana, to ascertain the impact of small-scale mining activities on the ecology and on communities. These studies have assessed the social, environmental, health and safety impact of small-scale mining. Summaries of two of these reports (Socio-economic Impact of Small-sale

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