MINiNg COmmuNitiES iN gHANA

  • MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF

    MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF UNREALIZED POTENTIAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommenda-tions to the Government of Ghana.

  • SMALL SCALE MINING IN GHANA - mincom.gov.gh

    2021-6-16 · SSM of gold in Ghana is a pre historic activity which can be traced to the 5th Century Discouraged in the colonial era, till 1989 This led to Secret Activities and Smuggling of Proceeds outside the country In 1989 –SSM Activities were mainstreamed through promulgation of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDCL 218 (1989) In 2006, SSM regime was integrated into

  • Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their ...

    2020-1-8 · 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 .

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

    2015-7-2 · 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

  • Case finding of tuberculosis among mining communities

    Background: Data on active TB case finding activities among artisanal gold mining communities (AMC) is limited. The study assessed the yield of TB cases from the TB screening activities among AMC in Ghana, the factors associated with TB in these communities and the correlation between the screening methods and a diagnosis of TB.

  • Regulating community mining: Let’s try the assemblies and ...

    2021-12-25 · However, like most mining communities in Ghana, the youth of the town hardly benefit directly from the operations of these big mining companies. As a

  • Voices from artisanal mining communities in Tarkwa

    2016-1-19 · Voices from artisanal mining communities in Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Ghana Article, 19 January 2016 IIED and partners is organising a dialogue with people working in Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining industry.

  • CHALLENGES OF LAND ACQUISITION IN THE MINING

    2014-7-3 · undue delays, and extra expenses in land transactions in mining communities Need for surveyors and land buyers to have knowledge of these problems and the underlying causes and how these may affect the acquisition, surveying, and registration of XXV International Federation of Surveyors Congress,land parcels in the mining areas of Tarkwa, Ghana.

  • Mining towns wallow in misery and poverty - GhanaWeb

    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 companies ...

  • MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF

    MINING COMMUNITY BENEFITS IN GHANA: A CASE OF UNREALIZED POTENTIAL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommenda-tions to the Government of Ghana.

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

    2015-7-2 · 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 ...

  • CESIS Ghana sensitizes five mining communities on mine ...

    2021-10-13 · Five mining communities in Ghana have undergone a special sensitization on a new approach to address grievances as well as strengthen relationship between mining companies and communities in their ...

  • Community–company relations in gold mining in Ghana ...

    2009-1-1 · 2.3. Purpose of this research. In order to better understand the relations between communities and companies, this study examined community members' and mining company managers' perceptions of the economic, socio-cultural, and environmental impacts of gold mining in the Wassa West District of Ghana.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS

    communities. Mostly, mining activities impacts negatively on the natural, social and cultural environments. This has remained a challenge to most communities in Ghana. In a study on Auditing Mining, WGEA (2010) reveals the impacts of mining start with exploration, and extend through extraction and processing of the minerals to

  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

    2008-11-12 · 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 ...

  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    2020-10-12 · The Ghana ASM dialogue project was made possible with the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Funding for background research and publication of this paper was provided by UK aid for the UK government. Published by IIED, August 2016 McQuilken, J and Hilson, G (2016) Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

  • CHALLENGES OF LAND ACQUISITION IN THE MINING

    2014-7-3 · undue delays, and extra expenses in land transactions in mining communities Need for surveyors and land buyers to have knowledge of these problems and the underlying causes and how these may affect the acquisition, surveying, and registration of XXV International Federation of Surveyors Congress,land parcels in the mining areas of Tarkwa, Ghana.

  • Mining towns wallow in misery and poverty - GhanaWeb

    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 companies ...

  • Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining ...

    2019-10-1 · Mining activities in Ghana have thus become both a source of dispossession of host communities from their land and a source of livelihood (Cuba et al., 2014). The state – through laws such as the Mineral and Mining Law (PNDCL 153) of 1986, which appropriates all minerals to the Government of Ghana on behalf of the people – is perceived as ...

  • Learning from Mining-Impacted Communities in Ghana ...

    2018-10-2 · 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

  • Case finding of tuberculosis among mining communities

    2021-3-18 · The Ghana NTP with funding from the Global Fund supported interventions to improve TB case finding among artisanal gold mining communities in the country . Given the limited data on active TB case finding activities among small scale mining communities in Ghana, the aim of the study was to assess the yield of TB cases from the TB screening ...

  • The Socio-Economic Implications of Artisanal and Small ...

    2021-3-15 · of people living in mining communities in the Northern Ghana. The study aimed at examining the socio-economic effects of artisanal and small-scale mining on the mining communities in northern Ghana. The approaches that were used to gather and analyse the data for the study included qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

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

    2011-6-21 · 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).

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS

    communities. Mostly, mining activities impacts negatively on the natural, social and cultural environments. This has remained a challenge to most communities in Ghana. In a study on Auditing Mining, WGEA (2010) reveals the impacts of mining start with exploration, and extend through extraction and processing of the minerals to

  • The Impact of Artisanal Small-Scale Mining on

    2020-8-23 · Mining on Sustainable Livelihoods: A Case Study of Mining Communities in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of Ghana Baah-Ennumh, Theresa Yaaba and Forson, Joseph Ato Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Education, Winneba (UEW) 15 July 2015 Online at https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/102491/

  • Home - WACAM

    Wacam is a premier community based human rights and environmental mining advocacy NGO in Ghana with a community-based focus. Formed in 1998, Wacam has worked to respond to the social, environmental and economic problems that had resulted from the increased mining investment of the third gold rush. Our work is focused on community mobilisation ...

  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    2020-10-12 · The Ghana ASM dialogue project was made possible with the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Funding for background research and publication of this paper was provided by UK aid for the UK government. Published by IIED, August 2016 McQuilken, J and Hilson, G (2016) Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

    2020-6-9 · This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project. The ASM sub-program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Development and

  • Mining impact on communities’ livelihoods: A case study

    2020-7-2 · Mining has been blamed globally for harmful and impoverishing effects. Most countries are rich sources of gemstone, yet there is very little development, since miners, and those around mining sites, still live in abject poverty. This study sought answers on: “how mining activities have affected communities’ livelihoods?”. Data was gathered from, Mwatate Sub-county, Taita