mining communities in ghana

  • Mining industry of Ghana Wikipedia
    OverviewEconomic impactGovernment policies and programsIndustry structureCommoditiesEnvironmental impactHistorySee also

    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 80.5 t in 2008. Ghana is also a major producer of bauxite, manganese and diamonds. Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese, and,

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    IntroductionMethodologyResults and DiscussionConclusionRecommendations to Minimize Environmental Impacts of Mining in GhanaStatement of Competing InterestsAcknowledgementsThere is no doubt that natural resources such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and crude oil deposits can contribute significantly to economic growth and development, of which Ghana is no exception [4, 19, 40, 42]. Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, is the second largest gold producer in Africa and the ninth in the world, contributing about 40% of the country’s gross foreign exchange earnings, an equivalent of about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. Due to its strategic importance for the socio-economic...
  • Akufo-Addo launches community mining programme Graphic

    Apr 29, 2020· President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, July 2, 2019, launched the Community Mining Programme at Wassa Akropong, in the Western Region. The latest political news stories in Ghana

  • A community challenges a mining company in Ghana, and wins

    Jun 05, 2018· People living in nearby communities were displaced by the extension of Newmont (GH) Ltd’s Ahafo mine, a 2014 gold mining concession which required resettlement of affected occupants and landowners. This is one of many adversities that befall thousands of others across many mining communities in Ghana.

  • Mining in Ghana List of Mining Companies Ghana

    We found 392 companies. AGENSIX GHANA LIMITED. B192/22 Odono Street, North Kaneshie, Accra P.O. Box GP 18496 Accra, Ghana, Accra. Agensix Ghana Ltd is a world-class partner in the global Oil & Gas, Energy and Mining industries. The Agensix is a supplier and a distributor of commodities of best value. It endeavours to provide out...

  • Mining towns wallow in misery and poverty GhanaWeb

    Oct 10, 2014· 2014-10-10 Mining towns in Ghana are still grappling with under-development in spite of the benefits the State derives from the minerals being mined in these communities by multinational mining

  • Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana

    Mining in Ghana -An Overview (CONTD) Mining in Ghana predates independence and over the years the sector has grown to be a major driver of economic growth. Mining accounted for 6% of GDP in 2011 and the sector grew by 23.5% in 2012. There are currently about thirteen (13) large scale mining

  • Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining

    Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining communities in Ghana Article in Resources Policy 63 · July 2019 with 224 Reads How we measure 'reads'

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

    Ghana‟s mining sect or contr ibutes approximately 40% of G ross Foreign Exchange (GFE) earnings and accounts for approximately 5.2% of GDP (Ghana Minerals Comm ission, 2006). In 2000, minerals

  • Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining

    In Ghana and other developing countries, resettlement of mining-induced displaced households and communities has become a common form of compensation (Cernea, 2008). This situation is occurring despite several studies reporting on the impoverishment of households and communities following resettlement (see Downing, 2002 ; Smyth et al., 2015

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

    Ghana‟s mining sect or contr ibutes approximately 40% of G ross Foreign Exchange (GFE) earnings and accounts for approximately 5.2% of GDP (Ghana Minerals Comm ission, 2006). In 2000, minerals

  • Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining

    In Ghana and other developing countries, resettlement of mining-induced displaced households and communities has become a common form of compensation (Cernea, 2008). This situation is occurring despite several studies reporting on the impoverishment of households and communities following resettlement (see Downing, 2002 ; Smyth et al., 2015

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

    Ghana‟s mining sect or contr ibutes approximately 40% of G ross Foreign Exchange (GFE) earnings and accounts for approximately 5.2% of GDP (Ghana Minerals Comm ission, 2006). In 2000, minerals

  • Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining

    In Ghana and other developing countries, resettlement of mining-induced displaced households and communities has become a common form of compensation (Cernea, 2008). This situation is occurring despite several studies reporting on the impoverishment of households and communities following resettlement (see Downing, 2002 ; Smyth et al., 2015

  • Learning from Mining-Impacted Communities in Ghana

    Oct 02, 2018· A linking-and-learning visit to Saaman, a mining-impacted community in the Fanteakwa District of Ghana’s Eastern Region, afforded SPACES FOR CHANGE / S4C an opportunity to learn about other advocacy approaches resource-rich communities in the West African sub-region are using to push for environmental justice and community participation in natural resource governance.

  • Mining companies in Ghana 2020: a comprehensive list YEN

    Ghana’s mining industry contributes around 37% to the country’s total exports. As a result of this, there are quite a number of mining companies in Ghana that are making a great fortune. Gold alone contributes up to 90% of the mineral exports in the country. The number of gold mining companies Ghana amounts to more than 23.

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining Communities in Ghana Albert K. Mensah 1,*, Ishmail O. Mahiri1, Obed Owusu2, Okoree D. Mireku3, Ishmael Wireko4, Evans A. Kissi5 1Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 2Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, 6214 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities

    The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang and Patrick Osei-Kufuor The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of

  • Galamsey In Ghana The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Galamsey does not occur in a vacuum, it occurs in communities. There are several communities in Ghana with huge gold deposits but the chiefs and people of these communities have declared their community a "no galamsey zone" and indeed nobody can enter those communities to engage in any form of illegal mining.

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of

    Jan 26, 2016· Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana’s economy, however the negative environmental and socio-economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains. It is within this context that this paper assessed in an integrated manner the environmental and socio-economic impacts of

  • (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country's GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining Communities in Ghana. Albert K. Mensah 1,,Ishmail O. Mahiri 1, Obed Owusu 2, Okoree D. Mireku 3, Ishmael Wireko 4 and Evans A. Kissi 5. 1 Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. 2 Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, 6214 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 3 Department of Geography and

  • Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their

    In total, the mining sector contributed 43% of export revenues in 2017. But mining communities in Ghana are generally poor. Mining imposes socio-economic costs on host communities through land acquisitions, environmental degradation, pollution and a high cost of living. Although the host communities are entitled to different types of

  • Ghana: Newmont ordered to resettle 23 mining-affected

    Jun 05, 2018· "A community challenges a mining company in Ghana, and wins!" The scale of justice was tipped in favor of 23 residents of the mining-affected community of Dormaa Kantinka in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana when Accra High Court (Human Rights Division) ruled last July that the minister for lands and natural resources should intervene to support

  • Home Women in Mining Ghana

    Women in Mining Ghana aspires to be a leading network that promotes the advancement of women in the natural resources sector for their economic empowerment and the positive transformation of communities at local, sub-regional, regional and global levels.

  • Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Act 912 provides for the creation of a Mining Community Development Scheme for each mining community which is intended to facilitate the socio-economic development of communities in which mining activities are undertaken and that are affected by mining operations. Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation

  • Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their

    In total, the mining sector contributed 43% of export revenues in 2017. But mining communities in Ghana are generally poor. Mining imposes socio-economic costs on host communities through land acquisitions, environmental degradation, pollution and a high cost of living. Although the host communities are entitled to different types of

  • Ghana: Newmont ordered to resettle 23 mining-affected

    Jun 05, 2018· "A community challenges a mining company in Ghana, and wins!" The scale of justice was tipped in favor of 23 residents of the mining-affected community of Dormaa Kantinka in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana when Accra High Court (Human Rights Division) ruled last July that the minister for lands and natural resources should intervene to support

  • Home Women in Mining Ghana

    Women in Mining Ghana aspires to be a leading network that promotes the advancement of women in the natural resources sector for their economic empowerment and the positive transformation of communities at local, sub-regional, regional and global levels.

  • Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations Ghana ICLG

    Act 912 provides for the creation of a Mining Community Development Scheme for each mining community which is intended to facilitate the socio-economic development of communities in which mining activities are undertaken and that are affected by mining operations. Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation

  • Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana

    Mar 22, 2017· The Head of Communications 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.

  • Ghana conference makes major Mines and Communities

    Ghana conference makes major demands for sustainability, human rights Published by MAC on 2009-10-19 In one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences of its kind held in Africa, 1,700 delegates from mining-affected Ghanaian communities

  • Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on Human

    living in mining communities across the country, conducted a nation-wide investigation to ascertain the state of rights in mining communities in the country. The results of the study was published in 2008 amidst claims by community leaders in mining areas and civil society campaign groups in Ghana that large scale surface

  • Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their

    Jan 11, 2020· In total, the mining sector contributed 43 per cent of export revenues in 2017. But mining communities in Ghana are generally poor. Mining imposes socio-economic costs on host communities through land acquisitions, environmental degradation, pollution and a high cost of living. Although the host communities are entitled to different types of

  • Ghana Districts: A repository of all Local Assemblies in Ghana

    The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and forms part of the 14 MMDAs in the Western Region. The Municipality it is located between Latitude 400’N and 500 40’N and Longitudes 10 45’ W and 20 10’W.

  • A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining

    4 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry Small-scale mining in Ghana, as in most developing countries, was for decades treated as an informal industrial sector, employing thousands of people but featuring largely rudimentary, unmonitored and uncontrolled practices. Up until the 1980s, small-scale

  • Community–company relations in gold mining in Ghana

    The findings reported here were part of a larger study examining community and company relations in the gold mining sector of the Wassa West District of Ghana (E.A. Aubynn, 2003).This part of Ghana (see Fig. 1) contains the largest concentration of surface gold mining activity in the country with an estimated 70% of total unoccupied land leased out as concessions to mining companies (Aidoo

  • mining companies in ghana and their locations Ghana List

    KHL Ghana is a registered (since 1994) indigenous Ghanaian mining company, specializes in mining of non-ferrous metal like gold and with several mining sites in mining communities of western and easte...

  • Voices from artisanal mining communities in Tarkwa-Nsuaem

    Jan 19, 2016· Friends of the Nation, with support from IIED, is convening a dialogue with people involved in Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.. As part of the dialogue event, participants will meet with artisanal miners and others working in artisanal mining operations at the community level.

  • Ghana’s Mining Communities Are Still Not Getting Their

    But mining communities in Ghana are generally poor. Mining imposes socio-economic costs on host communities through land acquisitions, environmental degradation, pollution and a high cost of living. Although the host communities are entitled to different types of compensation and mineral royalty transfers, they are still among the poorest