problems faced by mining communities in ghana

problems faced by mining communities in ghana

THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE ... - University of

The mining sector in South Africa is the highest contributor to the country’s economy. Gold mining alone accounts for 27.4% of the mineral revenues and employs 56 percent of the mine labour force.6 Likewise, the mining sector in Ghana is one of the chief contributors to the Ghanaian economy.

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Confronting gold mining challenges in Ghana Ghana [node ...

Jun 20, 2014  There have been some delays in the release of mining royalties to the mining communities by the central government, but these communities rather direct their anger at miners.” Leaner models. Although Ghana has managed to avoid a significant decline in activity, the challenging conditions have prompted some mining companies to trim their ...

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The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in ...

The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang University of Cape Coast, Ghana, ... face mining in Ghana (Trades Union Congress of Ghana, 2007). ... Efforts to address the problems caused in communities affected by mining have usu-

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Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana ...

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption. ... based on its policy of distributing a proportion of mining rents to local authorities and traditional leaders in mining affected communities. In this paper the authors review this policy and, contrary to the positive view of ...

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Challenges Of Small Scale Gold Mining In Ghana

Challenges Of Small Scale Gold Mining In Ghana. Illegal gold mining in Ghana, popularly known as galamsey, has become one of the get-rich quick avenues of the youth and other foreign nationals in ...

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Community mining’s new concept, old problem

Sep 13, 2020  Community mining’s new concept, old problem. When President Nana Akufo-Addo, in 2019, officially launched the pilot stage of the new Community Mining Programme (CMP) at Wassa Akropong in the ...

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Establish Mining Community Development ... - Modern Ghana

Jun 13, 2020  The Mining Community Development Scheme seeks to “facilitate socio-economic development of communities in which mining activities are undertaken and that are affected by mining operations”. Sources of funds for the Scheme are stated in Section 18 of the Act as mining royalties being 20% of Minerals Development Fund (MDF) at the national ...

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CHALLENGES OF LAND ACQUISITION IN THE MINING

socio-economic facilities in mining communities of Ghana, particularly inthe Tarkwa areas ... usually comes face-to-face with the real problems of the land, such as disputes over ... ownership problems in the mining areas of Tarkwa, Ghana. • the methods used include, literature review, and a

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Confronting gold mining challenges in Ghana Ghana [node ...

Jun 20, 2014  There have been some delays in the release of mining royalties to the mining communities by the central government, but these communities rather direct their anger at miners.” Leaner models. Although Ghana has managed to avoid a significant decline in activity, the challenging conditions have prompted some mining companies to trim their ...

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THE PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE ... - University of

The mining sector in South Africa is the highest contributor to the country’s economy. Gold mining alone accounts for 27.4% of the mineral revenues and employs 56 percent of the mine labour force.6 Likewise, the mining sector in Ghana is one of the chief contributors to the Ghanaian economy.

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Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana ...

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption. ... based on its policy of distributing a proportion of mining rents to local authorities and traditional leaders in mining affected communities. In this paper the authors review this policy and, contrary to the positive view of ...

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

Mar 01, 2018  Andre and Gavin argued that gold mining in Ghana helps the general economy at the national level, but at the local level, individual communities are faced with numerous social and environmental problems, including the destruction of farmland.42

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SURFACE MINING AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS

This paper looks at the socio-economic impacts and challenges of surface mining by using Gold Fields Ghana Ltd. Tarkwa, Ghana as a case study. The company has a concession of about 208 sq km located in the heart of the Wassa communities in the Western Region of Ghana and undertakes surface mining like most of the other mining companies in the

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REPORT - UNDP

the impact of small-scale mining on women and children in local communities (not involved in mining value chain). The methodology for the field research was provided by with inputs and guidance received from the Technical Team, consisting of representatives from UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and IOM.

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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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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

faced with mining in their community. Although mining companies promise jobs and development, it is fairly unusual for a community that is affected by the mining, to see these benefits. One of the challenges communities face is a lack of information about their rights and the law that applies to mining. Mining law and governance is complex.

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A Situation Analysis of Ghanaian Children and Women

Fig 2 Share of government of Ghana discretionary funds devoted to the social sector, 2008–2011 20 Fig 3 Trends in poverty and extreme poverty in Ghana, 1991–2006 22 Fig 4 Regional trends of poverty in Ghana, 1991–2006 23

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THE CHALLENGE OF AGRICULTURE IN GHANA:WHAT IS TO BE

Feb 26, 2009  As Ghana navigates its way through the current global crisis and its implications for food/fuel and finance, the drop in commodity prices, the increasing role of China in Ghana, and taps into the new oil discovery, it will face many crises and the opportunities to

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African mining – opportunities and challenges

Dec 31, 2012  The African mining industry is facing many challenges. Chief among them is the still low base of the mining activity. A number of African countries depend on extractive resources for revenues and export earnings but mining faces huge challenges

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MINERALS COMMISSION - Ghana

1.1 Overview of Ghana’s Minerals and Mining Sector Ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. Gold is the predominant mineral produced in the country, accounting for over 90% of all mineral revenues annually over the past two decades (Minerals Commission1).

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(PDF) Challenges facing Cocoa Production in Ghana ...

Most cocoa is produced by around 1.6 million small farmers on plots of less than three hectares in the forest areas of the Ashanti, Brong- Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Western, and Volta regions of Ghana (Naminse E.Y. et. al., ND). In 1964/1965, Ghana became the leading producer of

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CHALLENGES OF LAND ACQUISITION IN THE MINING

socio-economic facilities in mining communities of Ghana, particularly inthe Tarkwa areas ... usually comes face-to-face with the real problems of the land, such as disputes over ... ownership problems in the mining areas of Tarkwa, Ghana. • the methods used include, literature review, and a

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Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

Mar 01, 2018  Andre and Gavin argued that gold mining in Ghana helps the general economy at the national level, but at the local level, individual communities are faced with numerous social and environmental problems, including the destruction of farmland.42

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SURFACE MINING AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS

This paper looks at the socio-economic impacts and challenges of surface mining by using Gold Fields Ghana Ltd. Tarkwa, Ghana as a case study. The company has a concession of about 208 sq km located in the heart of the Wassa communities in the Western Region of Ghana and undertakes surface mining like most of the other mining companies in the

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Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

around mining communities in Ghana (Obiri, 2007; Quansah and Amankwah, 2010). Work done by Adiyahba (2015) and Adjei-Kyereme et al. (2015) for instance, have shown the presence of heavy metals in the Ahafo region with high concentrations in Kenyasi and its environs. Examples of such heavy

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REPORT - UNDP

the impact of small-scale mining on women and children in local communities (not involved in mining value chain). The methodology for the field research was provided by with inputs and guidance received from the Technical Team, consisting of representatives from UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and IOM.

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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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Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: The case of ...

May 01, 2019  Mining-induced resettlement is the extensive process of planning and implementing the relocation of people, households and communities from one location to another because of mining projects, and all the associated activities such as the provision of compensation, livelihood restoration, and restoring or improving the social condition of the ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material.

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

faced with mining in their community. Although mining companies promise jobs and development, it is fairly unusual for a community that is affected by the mining, to see these benefits. One of the challenges communities face is a lack of information about their rights and the law that applies to mining. Mining law and governance is complex.

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The social and economic impacts of gold mining

The social and economic impacts of gold mining 70 % of total expenditures by gold mining companies are on payments to suppliers, contractors and employees.

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Distributing Mining Wealth to Communities in Ghana

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption U4.no 1 1. Introduction The growth of mining investment in Africa over the past two decades has beenremarkable. This is partly a reflection of a global phenomenon, given that since 2002 the nominal value of world mineral

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

Sep 25, 2019  Lifting the lid on Ghana’s illegal small-scale mining problem September 25, 2019 9.44am EDT • Updated November 5, 2019 6.03am EST Gabriel Botchwey , University of Education , Gordon Crawford ...

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African mining – opportunities and challenges

Dec 31, 2012  The African mining industry is facing many challenges. Chief among them is the still low base of the mining activity. A number of African countries depend on extractive resources for revenues and export earnings but mining faces huge challenges

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A Situation Analysis of Ghanaian Children and Women

Fig 2 Share of government of Ghana discretionary funds devoted to the social sector, 2008–2011 20 Fig 3 Trends in poverty and extreme poverty in Ghana, 1991–2006 22 Fig 4 Regional trends of poverty in Ghana, 1991–2006 23

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