Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana ...

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption. ... particularly in rural communities where mining takes place. While many African countries do not have a strong track record of managing mineral wealth well, Ghana is often considered a model of best practice, based on its policy ...

Mining in Ghana – What future can we expect?

2016-11-19 · mining communities and others who have the capacity – by working together – to make a solid, global mining industry that will contribute to the economy and the society. In the decade since, mining has been an important part of Ghana''s macroeconomic progress. Even with a cyclical drop in the price of gold, mining still accounted for 19 per ...

Environmental Impacts of Illegal Small-Scale Mining ...

2020-8-21 · around mining communities in Ghana (Obiri, 2007; Quansah and Amankwah, 2010). Work done by Adiyahba (2015) and Adjei-Kyereme et al. (2015) for instance, have shown the presence of heavy metals in the Ahafo region with high concentrations in Kenyasi and its environs. Examples of such heavy

The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming …

2020-10-13 · more, mining communities are characterized by poor social conditions such as poverty, unemployment, poor housing and infrastructure, prostitution, and poor health as well as the high influx of migrants (Akabzaa & Darimani, 2001). Efforts to address the problems caused in communities affected by mining …

Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining ...

Downloadable (with restrictions)! Recognition of the importance of land access in mining resettlement communities in the context of sustainable development discourse in many African countries has not necessarily been translated into practice. This paper describes the livelihood challenges and sustainable development implications of a mining-induced resettlement programme in Ghana within the ...

Mining and its effect on environment | News Ghana

2015-11-19 · Expectations from mining investment are different or the communities, the government and the investor. Similarly, the benefits and costs also differ for the various interest groups. However, the ...

Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: The case of ...

2019-5-1 · Mining-induced resettlement is the extensive process of planning and implementing the relocation of people, s and communities from one location to another because of mining projects, and all the associated activities such as the provision of compensation, livelihood restoration, and restoring or improving the social condition of the ...

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

 · (2001) puts it "For four decades up to the 1980‟s no new mine was opened in Ghana due to a myriad of problem s faced by mining sect or invest ors and potential …

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana ...

2013-1-1 · Standing, A; Hilson, G. Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway ...

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 ...

Distributing Mining Wealth to Communities in Ghana

Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption iv Abstract In the context of a mining boom in Africa, a critical consideration is how governments use increased mineral wealth to foster development, particularly in rural communities where mining takes place.

CHALLENGES OF LAND ACQUISITION IN THE MINING …

2014-7-3 · mining company and which family or stool or company is the rightful owner. These boundary and ownership problems have resulted in confusion, abuse, conflicts, undue delays, and extra expenses in land transactions in mining communities Need for surveyors and land buyers to have knowledge of these problems …

10 problems that gold mining faces

2007-7-13 · Project Underground, a Berkeley-based organization, lists 10 problems that gold mining faces globally. 1: Genocide. Every major gold rush has meant death and devastation for local people at the ...

Mining Problems and Possible Solutions

2013-2-14 · Mining Problems and Possible Solutions. Mining, Part 3: In his three-part series, Dr Buck Emberg presents a balanced examination of both the need for mining and the environmental consequences of extracting minerals. He explains that mining has been a human activity since before the Stone Age and will remain so in the future.

Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining ...

The purpose of this article is to provide an opportunity for the peasants in three mining communities in Ghana to voice their experiences of primitive accumulation under contemporary global neo ...

The Menace of Illegal Mining in Ghana: Challenges ...

2017-5-17 · In Ghana, by 2005, the demand for Kaolin was expected to total 13,611 tonnes. Note also that waste from kaolin mining is used in making cement. Ghana has deposit of Kaolin in the following areas in the Aluku area, Akropong (Western Region), Anfoega area (Volta Region), Kibi area (Eastern Region), Akong, Abandze, Atabadzie, (Central Region ...

Five common challenges facing the mining industry | Aggreko

2018-7-19 · Mining is a dangerous profession. The traditional occupational hazards such as coal dust inhalation, damage to hearing due to the noise in a mine and chemical hazards still stand but the changing nature of mining has led to a raft of new issues. As mines are …

Challenges of Land Acquisition the in the Mining ...

One of the major challenges facing land acquisition in most mining communities of Ghana is the absence of clearly demarcated and undisputed land boundaries and ownership. Natural features (trees, hedges, footpaths, ridges, valleys and streams) that were used in the past to mark and describe land boundaries and tracts have become obliterated and obsolete long ago.

Confronting gold mining challenges in Ghana | Ghana [node ...

2014-6-20 · A rebound by 2016 would be fortuitous timing for Ghana, particularly given the spate of new operators who have recently entered the market. 2012 saw Australia''s Perseus Mining and Canada''s Endeavour Mining begin operations, while two new mines run by Australia-based Azumah Resources and Canada''s AsankoGold, are set to come onstream in the ...

The relationship between the mining industry and communities

2019-9-10 · The relationship between the mining industry and communities. One of the most challenging relationships in the mining industry is the one that exists between mining companies and communities. It is indisputable that mining can leave a devastating footprint …

Poor sanitation, river pollution, the most threatening ...

2016-11-2 · Poor sanitation and river body pollution are the most threatening environmental problems in the Ghanaian society, a new study has found. The Ghana Environmental Concern Meter (GECM), an annual ...

problems faced by communities in mining areas

The problems faced by Gabon''s forests and the … 2008-08-25· The problems faced by Gabon''s forests and the communities that depend on them: a menu of logging, dams, oil, mining, parks, railways, roads, ports 8 / 2008 at 8:19 pm 21 comments In Gabon, forests and the communities that depend on them for survival face a range of different problems.

ZELA publishes mining & communities situational reports on ...

2020-4-13 · The Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (''ZELA'') has undertaken to track the real and potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mining communities in Zimbabwe on a weekly basis. During the first week, March 21-28, ZELA conducted a quick survey of the state of play in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

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

2020-8-21 · 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 ...

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21 · (2001) puts it "For four decades up to the 1980‟s no new mine was opened in Ghana due to a myriad of problems faced by mining sector investors and potential investors alike, as a result of the economic, financial, institutional and legal framework within which the mining sector operated" (2001:62).

SURFACE MINING AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS …

2009-10-15 · Fields Ghana Ltd. to mitigate the above effects in order to ensure peaceful coexistence between the mining company and its host communities. It concludes that most mining companies presume the provision of socio-economic development in mining communities will lead to the company securing a social license to operate.

Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian Mining ...

2020-10-13 · Ghanaian citizens. For example, the increased pressure to mine Ghana''s minerals has degraded the environment an estimated $730 million and eliminated many livelihoods for local residents (Lawson & Bentil, 2014). Lawson and Bentil (2014) investigated the mining industry in Ghana and the effect it had on the communities and individuals in two

Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on …

2021-4-22 · Experiences from Ghana on Mining and its Impact on Human Rights Ghana is a very resource rich country that is yet to benefit from the natural resources that it is endowed with. These resources include gold, diamond, manganese and recently oil. Over a century of gold mining in Ghana has not

Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining ...

Affected communities are faced with unanticipated economic hardships: high food prices, water and electricity bills, exposure to various illnesses, and loss of farmlands. Institutions and laws on land access and use in Ghana also marginalise the vulnerable, entrench inequality, and undermine efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development ...