promulgation of the Small Scale Mining Law in 1989 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994. The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented, with the countrys colonial name Gold Coast reflecting the importance of the mining sector.
Environmental Impact of Small Scale Mining in Ghana1.56 Мб. Socio economic Impact of Small scale Mining in Ghana Employment Most small scale miners in Ghana are engaged in the extraction of gold and diamonds simply because they can generate wealth quickly.
Ghanas artisanal and small scale mining sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nations most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting
While there is a clear positive impact of mining on the national economy of Ghana, at the local level, more could be done for communities to benefit from the mining industry for example, through local procurement. As the report highlights, although large scale mining is a capital intensive
Small scale mining has been existence for decades in Ghana and has been noted for a source of employment to 96% of 52,000 Ghanaians working in the mining industry . The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources has prohibited mining close to rivers, forest, water bodies and site close to public infrastructure and ...
The environmental impact of smallscale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions Gavin Hilson Environmental Policy and Management , Imperial College Centre for Environmental Technology, Royal School of [email protected]Cited by: 219
Ghanas mining industry contributes around 37% to the countrys 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.
In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the countrys 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.