challenges of small scale gold mining in ghana

  • Ghana's battle with illegal small-scale mining | Africa at LSE

    Gold represents up to 49 per cent of the country's exports, contributing $8.35 billion to Ghana's $59 billion GDP. With gold trading at over $1,274.15 an ounce in mid 2019, four times the value twenty years ago, it represents a lucrative source of revenue for corporations and small-scale miners – both legal and illegal.

  • Mining and Sustainable Development: The Case of Ghana

    Mining accounted for 6% of GDP in 2011 and the sector grew by 23.5% in 2012. There are currently about thirteen (13) large scale mining companies and 16 operations and over 1000 registered small- scale companies in the sector. Large scale companies are mainly foreign owned while small-scale mining is a preserve of Ghanaians. 4

  • Ghana | ASM

    Mineral extraction is fundamentally driven by large scale mining operations. However, production of gold by small-scale miners has seen a considerable increase since a law to legalise small-scale mining was enacted in 1989. Ghana is thus well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite.

  • African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

    a selection of them in Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania, and reveals the key challenges that women face in the sector and what can be done to make it more gender-responsive. Special Report by the AMDC African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

  • All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

    Aug 11, 2017 · Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era. But illegal mining in Africa's second largest producer is taking a heavy human as ...

  • From diurnal to nocturnal: Surviving in a chaotic ...

    In Ghana, gold mining has been practiced for more than a century and occurs in two main forms–large-scale mining (LSM) and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)–both making significant contributions to national development.

  • Ghana - Mining Industry Equipment |

    Dec 03, 2018 · The country also produces commercial quantities of bauxite, iron ore and manganese. The country's gold sector is split between large national mining companies (primarily from the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and the U.K.) and small-scale mining .

  • Small-Scale Mining Business in Ghana: Challenges and ...

    Oct 12, 2012 · Small-scale mining is essentially an artisanal or small industrial form of raw material extraction. In Ghana, there are about 300 registered small-scale mining groups and they constitute a major source of employment especially for small-scale gold and diamond miners, and contribute some foreign exchange to Ghana's economy.

  • Ghana Gold Mining and Exploration | Investing News Network

    Ghana Gold Mining and Exploration ... The Ghanaian government has had trouble with illegal small-scale gold mining, ... He mentioned that Ghana still inhabits various challenges that miners and ...


    DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA 1. INTRODUCTION AND POLICY CONTEXT 1.1. ... streamline small-scale gold mining, regulate the use of mercury by small-scale gold miners, and provide official marketing channels for the for gold produced by small- ... Despite the successes achieved, major challenges still face the

  • Ghana's new law could end illegal mining

    Aug 20, 2014 · Ghana's new law could end illegal mining. ... MINING has kept a close eye on illegal gold mining in Ghana, Africa's second-largest producer of the precious metal. At its peak, an estimated ...

  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A ...

    The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A Political Problem Requiring Political Solutions? June 2017 The Policy Issue One of the most significant policy challenges in Ghana today revolves around the question of how best to maxi-mise the benefits of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector while minimising the negative conse-

  • A Contextual Analysis of Implementation Challenges of ...

    ognized small-scale mining as a significant sector of the economy, the general perception is that implementation of small-scale mining laws has been a major challenge for Ghana. These challenges in most cases have been institu-tional, technical, financial, legal, and cultural in nature. The perceived poor enforcement of small-scale mining

  • Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Africa: Opportunities ...

    Mar 01, 2012 · Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a thorny issue for both governments and large scale mining (LSM) companies. Often operating in remote, unregulated and environmentally sensitive areas, difficult to tax and posing a security challenge on the verges of LSM mine sites, ASM miners are generally discussed at major mining forums as a challenge to be managed, if indeed they form part of .

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

    is owned by foreigners and the rest by the state of Ghana and several small scale Ghanaian operators largely due to the legal restriction of small scale mining to nationals (Akabzaa & Darimani, 2001). Currently, there are eleven large scale mining companies operating eight gold mines, one bauxite, one diamond and one manganese mine, in

  • Nation built on gold loses its African crown to rival Ghana

    Jun 10, 2019 · Small producers account for the largest share of Ghana's total gold output, although the nation also hosts some of the world's biggest gold miners, including No. 1 producer Newmont Goldcorp.

  • Influx of Chinese goldminers sparks tensions in Ghana ...

    Apr 23, 2013 · 23% of Ghana's gold exports come from small-scale mining. As many as 95% of small-scale mines in Ghana are believed to be illegal, many operated by Chinese nationals. • .

  • Influx of Chinese goldminers sparks tensions in Ghana ...

    Apr 23, 2013 · 23% of Ghana's gold exports come from small-scale mining. As many as 95% of small-scale mines in Ghana are believed to be illegal, many operated by Chinese nationals. • .

  • Ghana: on our way to participatory reform in the artisanal ...

    IIED's first in a series of local -stakeholder dialogues on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) started in Ghana in autumn 2015. During a 'visioning workshop' on ASM in April 2015, participants from around the world came together to discuss the pressing challenges and opportunities for ASM, and which countries might benefit most from a locally-driven dialogue process.

  • African mining – opportunities and challenges

    Dec 31, 2012 · Obstacles facing the mining industry in Africa. 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 related to environmental degradation and social issues.

  • Ghana Mining Journal - African Journals OnLine

    Assessment of the Challenges in Policy Implementation in the Small Scale Gold Mining Sector in Ghana – A Case Study. In recent times, stakeholders in the mining sector have expressed concerns about the environmental degradation and the social impacts of uncontrolled Small Scale Mining (SSM) activities in Ghana despite the existence of ...

  • Ghana's government focuses on reforming small-scale mining ...

    Ghana's small-scale artisanal gold mining sector was first legalised in 1989 with the promulgation of the Small-scale Gold Mining Act, which established the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC), the industry's main marketer and the sole buyer of small-scale gold and diamond mining output.

  • Assessment of the Challenges in Policy Implementation in ...

    Aug 01, 2016 · Aryee, B. N. A. (2003), "Small Scale Mining in Ghana as a Sustainable Development Activity: Its Development and a Review of the Contemporary Issues and Challenges, In: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Artisanal and Small scale Mining in Developing Countries (ed. G. Hilson), A. A. Balkema, The Netherlands, p. 379.