In Ghana the regulation of artisanal gold mining is set forth in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law 1989 (PNDCL 218) The Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law 1989 (PNDCL 219) set up the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC) to promote the development of small-scale gold and diamond mining in Ghana and to purchase the output of such mining AMV African Mining Vision ASM Artisanal and small-scale mining ASMAN Artisanal Small Scale Mining Africa Network AU African Union CASM Communities and Small Scale Mining CSIR Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research CSO Civil Society Organisation(s) ECA United Nations Economic Commission for Africa ECOWAS Economic Community of West African

Illicit Chinese Small

While the engagement of Chinese migrants in small-scale mining in Ghana has gained traction in scholarship the extant literature pays little attention to how the relationship between the so-called formal institutions (e g the Minerals Commission and Ministry of Land and Natural Resources) and informal institutions (e g the chieftaincy and customary land institutions)

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

vulnerable populations with artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities With these in mind the current study aimed to characterize the physical injuries associated with small-scale gold mining in Ghana Specifically a cross-sectional study was conducted in the Tarkwa region to characterize the

can be said that more than half of small scale mining business are operating without a legal license According to Ghana academy of arts and sciences (2003) Small scale mining businesses are estimated to number over 150 000 in Ghana of which many operate illegally on concessions belonging to large scale operators or in restricted areas This

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 (Ghana National Commission UNESCO) The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources has prohibited mining close to rivers forest water bodies and site close to public infrastructure and

Internationalisation of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining

20 GMJVol 16 No 2 December 2016 Internationalisation of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Ghana: Opportunities and Challenges* 1G Agyei 1University of Mines and Technology P O Box 237 Tarkwa Ghana Agyei G (2016) "Internationalisation of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Ghana: Opportunities and

The committee as part of its work recommended an initial 6-month ban on small scale mining activities a request to which the President gave his assent The ban has since then been extended Government as part of the directives it gave to the Committee was to carry out certain activities to bring sanity into the artisanal gold mining sector

02/09/2015Artisanal 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

Small scale mining 81 Application of this Part 82 Licence for small scale mining 83 Qualification of applicant for small scale mining licence 84 Conditions for the grant of a licence 85 Duration of a licence 86 Areas covered by licence 87 Revocation of licence 88 Transfer of licence 89 Designated areas 90 Establishment of District

Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Framework 2015 Minerals and Mining Policy of Ghana 2016 ASM Associations or Cooperatives I GNASSM: Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners II Women in Mining in Ghana III ASMAN: Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Africa-Network IV Tarkwa Small Scale Mining Association ASM Definition Criterion

The temporary ban has impacted legal small-scale mining operations negatively Prior to the implementation of the ban small-scale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law

Highlights Examination of Ghana's small-scale mining sector Notes the economic importance of the sector to rural Ghana Finds that the 1989 small-scale mining laws do not capture the activities of miners Recommends comprehensive reforms to the 1989 laws Recommends an anti-corruption in law enforcement campaign

Small-scale surface mining is used to mine a number of minerals in Ghana the main one being gold which makes up about 90% of production Illegal small scale surface mining (referred to as galamsey) in cocoa producing areas in Ghana is perceived as a major threat by a wide range of stakeholders The mining sector is an

Troubled waters: Artisanal mining and livelihoods in

Artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) is not new in Ghana Known as galamsey artisanal mining has been going on since pre-colonial times and the number of artisanal miners is believed to be in the tens of thousands today It is an important source of income generation for rural Ghanaians especially women and youth faced who lack opportunities in

Small Scale mining for the past few years has seen tremendous increase especially in the remote areas of this country The operators of this business are mainly the Chinese who come down to the nation and employ indigenous Ghanaians to engage in this sort of business

great threat to their lives This situation is not different from the happenings in Ghana where the small scale/artisanal sector employs about 300 000 people most of whom are stark illiterates and employ very primitive methods in mining at the expense of their lives The opposite can be said for the large scale mining sector which

For example the laws and regulations governing small-scale mining in Ghana are not normatively developed and offer little voice and benefit to host peoples and communities in areas of abundant natural resources This results in numerous human security threats and concerns such as destruction of communities and their livelihoods violent

halve of all large scale mining in Ghana over 100 registered or legal small scale mining and over 600 galamsey operators by 2012 and that registered mining and galamsey at the place date back to 1877 and the 10th century respectively (Kumi-Boateng 2012 Hilson 2006 Griffis al et 2002) It is also an important commercial and transit centre