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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.
Dominated by informal and illegal mining and sale of gold popularly called galamsey with an estimated 85 percent of small scale miners operating illegally in the country University of Ghana Business School UGBS 2017 p 1 Table 1 Contribution of small scale mining to gold production in Ghana 2012 2016 Year Large scale mining oz.
Illegal small scale mining in Ghana might be a resource curse rather than a blessing Much has been written of late about the illegal small scale mining in Ghana and the negative impact it is having on agriculture specifically cocoa production However this perceived negative impact should not be taken for granted because this has.
From China stated that almost 50 000 Chinese nationals had migrated to Ghana for purposes of small scale gold mining 4 The other form made use of the legal provision for foreign companies to act as mine support service providers to registered Ghanaian small scale miners as outlined in Act 703.
Widely practised The Small Scale Gold Mining Law 1989 PNDCL 218 legalized and attempted to regulate small scale mining by introducing a registration and licensing process This was then incorporated into the current Minerals and Mining Act 2006 Parliament of the Republic of Ghana 2006.
The Ghanaian Minerals Commission has been burdened with most of the jurisdictional responsibilities related to smallscale mining but with a staff of only 3540 people working with a pool of highly obsolete research resources it is clearly incapable of facilitating sufficient environmental improvement on its.
Mar 01 2014018332Hilson G 2001 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small Scale Mining Industry Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development Working Paper No 76 Hilson G 2002a The Environmental Impact of Small Scale Gold mining in Ghana Identifying Problems and Solutions The Geographical Journal 1681 57 72 Hilson G 2002b.
The small scale gold mining sector provides employment for a large proportion of otherwise unemployed individuals in Ghana Thus small scale gold mining is of tremendous economic importance in Ghana and many other developing countries especially in places where alternative livelihoods are limited though a number of public health hazards.
Sep 10 2019018332The USAID Artisanal Mining and Property Rights USAID AMPR Projects main purpose is to address land and resource governance challenges around the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining ASM sector Field activities of USAID AMPR take place mainly in the Central African Republic CAR with a primary focus on diamonds and a secondary focus on gold.
Before 1989 small scale mining was considered illegal in Ghana and was highly unregulated As part of the Economic Recovery Programme ERP however the government attempted to modernize the sector and formalize it through the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law PNDC Law 218 Despite this development only a few small scale mining.