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Ghana: Groups Work to Prevent Mining in Ghana's Forest

Oct 07, 2004Ghana: Groups Work to Prevent Mining in Ghana's Forest Reserves A controversial government decision to grant permits for gold mining in Ghana's dwindling forest reserves threatens the survival of the forest and of the people who depend on the forest to meet their basic needs.

Rights mining – Friends of the Earth Ghana

Ghana's favourable investment climate allowing up to 95 percent profit repatriation and total foreign ownership has resulted in possibly as little as 10% of the value of Ghana's gold accruing to the national economy. Then there are the environmental and social costs borne by local communities. So it's difficult to see how Ghana actually benefits

Newmont Mining: The growth of mining in Ghana

Through its two gold mining operations, Newmont Mining Corporation is the major player in Ghana's gold mining sector. With plans to expand beyond the boundaries of Ghana, Newmont is doing everything it can to leave a lasting legacy of creating value and improving lives.

Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of Mining

cal communities about CSR activities of mining companies operating in their communities. The sample was drawn from communities where gold mining companies who have commercial membership, level A, with the Ghana Chamber of Mines operates. These companies operate in four out of the ten regions of Ghana.

Obuasi Gold mines in Ashanti region, Ghana

Ghana is the worlds second largest producer of gold. One of the places where mining has been more intense is in the municipality of Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region. There it is The Oubasi Gold Mind, one of the biggest in Ghana and the world, and nowadays closed since 2016 due to lack of profits.

Advancing Working Conditions in Gold Mining Communities

Advancing Working Conditions in Gold Mining Communities. 05 September 2018. From December 2013 to March 2017, Solidaridad partnered with Cartier Philanthropy. Together, they implemented the Partnering for Better Livelihoods in the Gold Supply Chain programme in Ghana and Peru.

Hopelessness envelopes Ghana's mining towns even as

Jul 10, 2019Recently, Ghana became the largest gold producer in Africa after overtaking South Africa but some residents of mining communities in Ghana doubt the significance of this feat, claiming that it would have no meaningful impact on their lives. During a visit to some mining communities in Western Ghana residents expressed how they are appalled by

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

In Prestea, one of the mining communities in Ghana, increased mining activities have resulted in disproportionate contamination of major water bodies leading to loss of aquatic organisms, destruction of the biodiversity, removal of vegetation, depletion of soil resources and loss of farmland.

Senior Business Analyst at Newmont Mining Corporation

Jan 07, 2020Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname. Newmont's Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region.

Mining industry of Ghana

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.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines

Vision. To be a respected, effective and unified voice for the mining industry. Mission Statement. To represent the Mining Industry in Ghana using the resources and capabilities of its members to deliver services that address members, government and community needs, in order to enhance development.

Gold mining and corporate social responsibility in the

Despite a boom in gold mining in Ghana's Wassa West district (WWD), unemployment and poverty have deepened, partly due to loss of farmland to surface mining but more so because of the limited opportunities for wage employment in the district's 'revived' gold-mining industry. However, the large-scale mining companies are implementing some alternative livelihood programmes (ALPs) as part of

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards the Socio-economic Development of Mining Communities: A Case Study of Kenyasi in the Brong Ahafo Region Adjei 1, N.K.Oladejo1, I.A. Adetunde2, * 1University for Development Studies, Department of Mathematics, Navrongo. Ghana.

Motivations for providing CSR

Motivations for providing CSR-mediated initiatives in mining communities of Ghana: a multiple-case study Richard Kwasi Boso*, Sam K. Afrane and Daniel K. B. Inkoom Abstract This study used an eclectic multiple-case design to explore what drives three large-scale mining companies'

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

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 of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana.

Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana

Mining in Ghana predates independence and over the years the returns to the communities. Mining companies focus on operating the core business in a socially responsible way, complemented by investment in communities and Ashanti, Gold Fields, etc.


The Tarkwa concession mining leases expire in 2027 and the Teberebie property mining leases expire in 2018. Application for an extension of the mining leases has been applied for and all required fees and documentation submitted to the Minerals Commission of Ghana. There is no reason to expect that these will not be granted.

Gold Mining in Ghana

Aug 16, 2016Just two weeks ago I had the tremendous privilege of witnessing what can happen when a small, poor, and, in the eyes of the modern world, underdeveloped community confronts a large, multinational mining company. The small, remote and rural community of Tanchara, Ghana rejected an Australian gold mining operation and

Assessing the Environmental and Socio

Jan 26, 2016Gold 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


The favourable gold price environment has re-invigorated the gold mining sector in Ghana with multiple new projects under construction. The major gold producers are Gold Fields Ghana Ltd., AngloGold Ashanti, Golden Star Resources, Kinross Gold Corporation and Newmont Ghana Gold. Stable governmental system since Ghana became a British colony

Assessing the Environmental and Socio

Jan 26, 2016Gold 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

Lethal Cyanide Spill in Ghana Outrages Gold Mining Communities

Lethal Cyanide Spill in Ghana Outrages Gold Mining Communities. By Mike Anane (ENS), ACCRA, Ghana. 25th July 2006. Residents of Dumasi and surrounding villages in Ghana's western region are demanding a total audit of all operations of the Canadian-owned mining company Bogosu Gold Ltd.

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

for mining companies and communities (Wood, 1999). The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the country‟s colonial name Gold Coast, reflecting the importance of the mining sector, particularly, the gold trade to the country (Agbesinyale 2003; Akabzaa 2000).

Development Gold Ghana

Development Gold Ghana is in an attempt to help ASM communities continue mining in a safe, economically viable and legal way. Partnering with Ghana's University of Mines and Technology and the Impact Facility, Development Gold Ghana seeks, by 2024, to: Certify 125 artisanal mining operations with Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners

The impact of small

controversy through an examination of the ecological, social and economic features of small-scale gold mining and the impacts on mining communities. It appears that land degradation, environmental pollution and many socio-economic problems have been major issues with communities where small-scale mining is practised in Ghana.

The local socioeconomic effects of gold mining: Evidence

Ghana has a long tradition of gold mining and has produced a substantial portion of the world's gold for over 1000 years (see Hilson (2002) for an extensive overview of gold production in Ghana). During colonial British rule, the country was named the Gold Coast Colony, and gold production was booming.

Realise and show the potential of women in mining communities

The Golden Line aims to contribute to the economic empowerment of women living in and around artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities in Ghana and Tanzania. The programme works towards improving the working conditions for women in these communities with a focus on the following three topics: 1. improved women's positions

Shifting sands: changes in community perceptions of mining

Jun 16, 2013The contribution of mining to the Ghanaian economy has been substantial. The mining sector is currently a major foreign exchange earner and contributes to long-term capital formation and fiscal payment to the state. However, the industry continues to have adverse consequences on the lives of local community dwellers, most of whom are often unprepared to deal with these impacts. Often,


programme, with particular reference to affected mining communities in the Tarkwa mining area. The specific aims are reflected in the terms of reference for this project, which include: 1. A concise account of the growth and development dynamics of the mining industry in Ghana from the colonial period through to the 1970s and 1980s, from

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small

placer gold deposits in the country and are quintessentially the main locations of small-scale gold-mining activities. Small-scale diamond mining is more localized, with 60 per cent of licensed operations occurring at the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds (GCD) site at Akwatia, and the balance within surrounding areas [4].

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