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Assessment of the effluent quality from a gold mining ...

Abstract. The physical and chemical qualities of the process effluent and the tailings dam wastewater of AngloGold-Ashanti Limited, a gold mining company in Ghana, were studied from June to September, 2010. The process effluent from the gold extraction plant contains high amounts of suspended solids and is therefore highly turbid.

Grievance and conflict in Ghana's gold mining industry ...

Abstract. This paper critically explores the key issues of grievance and conflict unfolding in Ghana's gold mining industry. It examines the dynamics of conflict between illegal artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and one large-scale mining company, AngloGold Ashanti, in Obuasi. The paper reveals the peculiar nature of the Obuasi ASM-mining ...

(PDF) The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Jul 11, 2011 · produced between the first documentation of gold mining in 1493 and 1997 (Kesse, 1985; Ghana Chamber of Mines, 1998). The country also a ccounted for 36% of total world g old

Gold Production and the Ghanaian Economic Performance

Keywords: Gold Mining Industry, Gold Production, Gold Revenue Management, Economic Development, Gold Coast Colony. 1. Introduction Ghana contains the second largest area of gold deposit in Africa. The country derives the bulk of its external revenue from gold mining which accounts for over 90 percent of Ghana’s total mineral export.

Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold ...

For the past three decades, the gold mining industry has contributed to the economies of many countries in Africa including Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, among others. The continent hosts over 14% of the world’s mineral reserves and more specifically, is host to 30% of the world’s gold (Akabzaa, Seyire, & Afriyie, 2007).

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Abstract Mining has become a controversial business everywhere. Issues of mining are in the wake because of the ... The country has a long tradition of gold mining with an estimated 2,488 metric tons (80 million ounces) of gold ... (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian Mining ...

Abstract Gold mining communities in Ghana have experienced destruction of vegetation, water pollution, and soil contamination by activities of mining due to rapid growth and dependency on mining of natural resources within the catchment areas of the mining activities. These circumstances with repercussions of corruption and inefficient

Grievance and conflict in Ghana's gold mining industry ...

Abstract. This paper critically explores the key issues of grievance and conflict unfolding in Ghana's gold mining industry. It examines the dynamics of conflict between illegal artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and one large-scale mining company, AngloGold Ashanti, in Obuasi. The paper reveals the peculiar nature of the Obuasi ASM-mining ...

Gold Production and the Ghanaian Economic Performance

Keywords: Gold Mining Industry, Gold Production, Gold Revenue Management, Economic Development, Gold Coast Colony. 1. Introduction Ghana contains the second largest area of gold deposit in Africa. The country derives the bulk of its external revenue from gold mining which accounts for over 90 percent of Ghana’s total mineral export.

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Abstract Mining has become a controversial business everywhere. Issues of mining are in the wake because of the ... The country has a long tradition of gold mining with an estimated 2,488 metric tons (80 million ounces) of gold ... (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased

Gold mining and proto-urbanization: recent evidence from Ghana

We start by briefly describing the gold mining sector in Ghana. We then detail the data sources that we use to study proto-urbanization. 4.1. Gold mining in Ghana. During colonial times, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast. Gold mining dates back a long time in the pre-colonial era.

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May 06, 2003 · Abstract. This paper examines the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. ... industry-specific environmental management tools and strategies are designed and implemented; (3) concerted effort is made to prospect for deposits ...

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Ghanaian Gold ...

The study also revealed that there has been high awareness of CSR among the managers in the Ghanaian gold mining industry. The awareness and conceptualization of CSR in the gold mining industry was however skewed towards issues of acquisition and retention of social licence, community development and community engagement.

SURFACE MINING AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Surface Mining 2008 S Yirenkyi Page 181 SURFACE MINING AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES Stephen Yirenkyi Gold Fields Ghana Ltd., Tarkwa, Ghana Abstract The mining industry remains the backbone of many economies in the developing world. Its

Cost competitive analysis of large-scale gold mines in ...

Mar 01, 2021 · The gold mining industry is a major contributor to the economy of Ghana. However, this contribution has been declining over the past decade. This decline coupled with the importance of the industry to the country’s economy necessitated the need to analyse the performance of companies within the industry. Therefore, a cost performance analysis of Ghana’s major gold mines was done

(PDF) The Good and the Bad of Structural Adjustment ...

The article evaluates the impact of SAP on adjusting countries in Africa with particular focus on the Ghanaian gold mining industry, which the policy impacts mostly through privatisation, one of ...

Causes and Effects of Illegal Gold Mining (Galamsey ...

Apr 28, 2020 · Illegal gold mining activities contribute tremendously to the local economy of the communities within which the practice is conducted. Despite such developments, its activities come with several environmental, economic, developmental and societal and educational challenges that governments, environmentalists, and educationalists have fought several decades to overcome.

Land Ownership and Responsibility for the Mining ...

for the Mining Environment in Ghana. ABSTRACT The basis for a private questioning of the environmental conse-quences of mining is largely determined by a proprietary interest in the area affected by mining. In Ghana, that proprietorship is uncertain and in some instances unknown. This makes individual

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining ...

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry 3 Introduction The aim of this report is to provide a detailed overview of the Ghanaian small-scale mining industry. Special emphasis is given to gold and diamonds, the most important commodities mined on a small scale in the country. For decades, the extraction and subsequent

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Abstract Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. 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.

"Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian Mining ...

Gold mining communities in Ghana have experienced destruction of vegetation, water pollution, and soil contamination by activities of mining due to rapid growth and dependency on mining of natural resources within the catchment areas of the mining activities. These circumstances with repercussions of corruption and inefficient management of corporate social responsibility places organizational ...

Ghana Mining Industry Review - iTrade

Embassy of Israel, Mannet tower, Airport city, Accra, Ghana | Tel: +233-302743838, Email: [email protected] Overview Ghana is one of the world’s top-10 gold producers and the largest in Africa in 2018 surpassing South Africa who has held that spot for years. As such, the mining industry is a major economic driving force: it is the

POSITION PAPER ON ASM GOLD SECTOR IN GHANA

2 Abstract: The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector is reviled in Ghana for its devastating effects on the inhabitants and ecosystem of the communities in which it operates. This paper argues that the problems that have bedeviled this sector are not preordained.

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Abstract Mining has become a controversial business everywhere. Issues of mining are in the wake because of the ... The country has a long tradition of gold mining with an estimated 2,488 metric tons (80 million ounces) of gold ... (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased

IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A

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. Gold dominates the mining sector and 1 THE WORLD BANK. 1992, Strategy for African Mining. World Bank Technical Paper No.181, African

"Environmental Policy Assessment in the Ghanaian Gold ...

Environmental policy assessment has been recognized by critical stakeholders (e.g., governments, local communities, academics, environmental advocacy groups, and mining companies) as an effective way of identifying and dealing with the myriad of environmental problems confronting humanity, particularly those caused by mining activities. While the gold mining sector has contributed to the ...

[PDF] The Mining Industry in Ghana Blessing or Curse ...

The Mining Industry in Ghana Blessing or Curse. Mining has become a controversial business everywhere. Issues of mining are in the wake because of the increasing demands for mineral products and diminishing nature of such minerals in the West. This seemingly opportunity for developing countries like Ghana which have mineral deposits comes with ...

Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. 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 ...

Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

Artisanal and small-scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries. The study was a retrospective, cross sectional type that examined the records of injuries of artisanal and small ...

Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners ...

Oct 24, 2019 · To determine the potential risk factors for injury, estimate the annual injury rate and examine the safety perceptions, and use of personal protective equipment among small-scale gold miners in Ghana. A cross-sectional survey was carried out with 494 small-scale gold miners from four major mining districts in Ghana. A household-based approach was used to obtain a representative

Mining taxation in Africa: The gold mining industry in 14 ...

for a deep analysis of African tax law as applied to the natural resource sectors, which has limited the academic and operational approaches. This paper describes the first legal and tax database which specifies the tax regime applied to industrial gold mining companies in 14 African gold-producing countries from 1980 to 2015.

The Mining Sector in Ghana-Perspectives of Socio-Economic ...

Abstract: Developing countries depend mainly on the economic contribution of mining industry. In Ghana, the industry in 2011 contributed 5.5% of gross domestic product and 14% of taxes revenue. Export receipt appreciated by 60% in that same year which was mostly driven by an increase in export gains from gold production and crude oil petroleum export.

Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well- Being of the ...

Abstract Small scale mining activities started in Ghana more than 100 years ago. Around the eighteen (18) century, a lot of foreign investors engaged themselves in mining activities which resulted in the creation of jobs for the local communities; these positively increased the economic growth of Ghana. Mining activities were therefore

Assessment of the effluent quality from a gold mining ...

Nov 22, 2012 · Abstract. The physical and chemical qualities of the process effluent and the tailings dam wastewater of AngloGold-Ashanti Limited, a gold mining company in Ghana, were studied from June to September, 2010. The process effluent from the gold extraction plant contains high amounts of suspended solids and is therefore highly turbid.

Structural Adjustment and Subsistence Industry: Artisanal ...

Mar 29, 2005 · Abstract Since the implementation of Ghana's national Structural Adjustment Programme ... Confronted with the challenge of resuscitating a deteriorating gold mining industry, the government introduced a number of tax breaks and policies in an effort to create an attractive investment climate for foreign multinational mining companies. The rapid ...