the effects of mining activities in ghana

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    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. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country. The data

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    IntroductionMethodologyResults and DiscussionConclusionRecommendations to Minimize Environmental Impacts of Mining in GhanaStatement of Competing InterestsAcknowledgementsThere is no doubt that natural resources such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and crude oil deposits can contribute significantly to economic growth and development, of which Ghana is no exception [4, 19, 40, 42]. Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, is the second largest gold producer in Africa and the ninth in the world, contributing about 40% of the country’s gross foreign exchange earnings, an equivalent of about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. Due to its strategic importance for the socio-economic...
  • (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country. The

  • Study of effects of mining activities on Obuasi launched

    Study conducted on the effects of mining activities on Obuasi and its surrounding areas has found high level of heavy metals such as iron, arsenic and manganese in most streams in the area. Also, waters in the area are acidic, falling outside Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organisation range of standards for potable water.

  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A STUDY

    the negative environmental impact of mining and the growing redundancies associated with the privatisation of state-owned mining companies. Thus, the growing incidence of conflict between mining communities and their chiefs on one hand and mining companies on the other hand echoes the growing disquiet about the effects of the mining sector-led

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

    environmental impact of mining and the well-being of the people in Akwatia, Ghana. Illegal mining activities increased after the collapse of Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCD), this was the company responsible for diamond mining in Ghana. Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana, mining

  • Mining industry of Ghana Wikipedia

    The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008.

  • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    17/06/2014· This is done without caring about the effects and dangers this may have on trees, birds, animals, and even individuals in the various mining communities. Sometimes the activities

  • Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in the

    Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in t he Vicinity of the Obuasi mine T. M. Akabzaa1 1*, B. K. Banoeng-Yakubo 1 and J. S. Seyire 2 1 Department of Geology, P. O. Box LG 58, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accra, Ghana *Corresponding author; E-mail: [email protected]

  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    In Ghana most of the accessible rainforests are shrinking due to the combined effect of forest fires, logging, agricultural colonization, mining activities, wildland fires and other development projects (Hansen, Lund, & Treue, 2009). From the country's original forest cover of 8.2 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century only an estimated 1.6 million hectares remain. The

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  • Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in the

    Impact of Mining Activities on Water Resources in t he Vicinity of the Obuasi mine T. M. Akabzaa1 1*, B. K. Banoeng-Yakubo 1 and J. S. Seyire 2 1 Department of Geology, P. O. Box LG 58, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accra, Ghana *Corresponding author; E-mail: [email protected]

  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    In Ghana most of the accessible rainforests are shrinking due to the combined effect of forest fires, logging, agricultural colonization, mining activities, wildland fires and other development projects (Hansen, Lund, & Treue, 2009). From the country's original forest cover of 8.2 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century only an estimated 1.6 million hectares remain. The

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

    will have to develop a competitive mining regime based on greater economic equality, mutual benefit and in accordance with generally accepted notions of fairness. Key words: Ghana, Mining, Mineral Products, Impact, Economy 1.0 Introduction Mining is the process of digging into the earth to extract naturally occurring minerals. It is the world

  • The Effects Of Mining Activities In Tarkwa

    Effects Of Galamsey Mining In Ghana. Illegal gold mining, better known in ghana as galamsey, has taken get price galamsey the good, the bad and the ugly mining is a major economic activity in many developing countriesn ghana, mining activities in goldrich regions can be traced to back to the days.

  • Mining Effects on Rural Livelihoods, Adopted Strategies

    The study determines the effects of mining on rural livelihoods, adopted strategies and the role of stakeholder and regulatory institutions. The study achieves this by investigating the status of key rural livelihood indicators, what influence the choice of livelihood strategies in mining communities and the assessment of institutional performance.

  • (PDF) The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana

    Mining activities accelerate the rate and degree of changes in the natural environment. These activities modify landscapes and can have long-term pollution impacts on communities and water

  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of

    26/01/2016· Several researchers have documented the environmental and socio-economic impacts of gold mining in other countries [5,6,7,8]. However, due to research specialization and discipline-specific worldviews, seldom does research integrate the natural and social dimensions of the impacts of gold mining in a single paper [8,9].

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  • The impact of mining in Ghana Graphic Online

    22/06/2015· Data from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), showed that in 2013, outflows from the mining sector into the country’s coffers was approximately GH¢1.1 billion, representing 18.7 per

  • Impacts of ‘Galamsey’ on Drainage and Sanitation in the

    Impacts of „Galamsey‟ on Drainage and Sanitation in the Mining Communities of Tarkwa, Ghana Kwesi, Edward. Attimo Amihyiah., Appiah Sampson. Tackyie., Borsah, Issac, Taggoe Naa Dedei, And Tinadu Kwame FIG Working Week 2015 From the Wisdom of the Ages to the Challenges of the Modern World Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015

  • Environmental Impacts By Mining Activities Environmental

    Open cast mining involves the removal of overburden including the valuable topsoil and plus the natural vegetative cover to meet the ore deposits. These activities are associated with harmful effects to the local environment. Mining activities are carried out in various stages, each of them involving specific environmental impacts. Broadly

  • Ghana Is Bleeding Amid The Devastating Effects Of

    In fact, all irresponsible mining activities must be regarded as “Galamsey”, be it large or small scale mining. The country is faced with a lot of challenges like pollution of water bodies, destruction of livelihoods, land degradation and creating serious social and environmental problems, thanks to irresponsible mining activities.

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

    The environmental impacts and natural resources considered in this study for assessing the impacts of mining activities in Ghana include land, agriculture, water, air and noise pollution, as these greatly influence the quality of life of people in Ghana.

  • The Impact of Illegal Mining on the Ghanaian Youth

    The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of illegal mining on the Ghanaian youth, using Kwaebibirem district in Ghana as a case study. The prominent of this activity in the district triggered the researchers to undertake this study to expose some of its effects on the youth in the district which include destruction of farms, pollution of

  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards the Socio-economic Development of Mining Communities: A Case Study of Kenyasi in the Brong Ahafo Region Adjei 1, N.K.Oladejo1, I.A. Adetunde2, * 1University for Development Studies, Department of Mathematics, Navrongo. Ghana.

  • Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in

    18/03/2011· This is unfortunate, because such an approach could provide novel insight into the environmental consequences of gold mining and help better understand mining impacts on coupled human–environment systems in Ghana and elsewhere. Remote sensing is a powerful tool to assess the extent and environmental impacts of mining activities on landscapes.

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  • MINING IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND FOOD

    The evidence presented through out this research has shown the various impacts of mining activities on farmlands and the extent to which it has affected food production and security in towns in and around Kyebi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The influx of mining companies in the study area showed that mining activities within the region

  • Stamp out galamsey due to its negative effects

    9/05/2017· Mining, especially surface mining results in adverse environmental impacts on water bodies (rivers and streams) in Ghana through a release of effluents such as

  • Galamsey Menace: Causes, Effects And Solutions Modern Ghana

    9/05/2017· According to the Ghana Health Service, mercury, which is a heavy metal and one of the chemicals used by illegal miners in their activities, had a dire effect on the health of humans, as it could cause the breakdown of the central nervous system. Galamsey activities expose Ghanaians through drinking and inhaling of gaseous mercury, which is

  • Uncontrolled and Illegal (Galamsey) Mining Activities in

    Paul Nana Kwabena Aborampah Mensah is a Senior Programs and Research Officer with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, and has conducted research on illegal mining activities in Ghana. Galamsey is a term used to describe the uncontrolled and illegal mining activities in Ghana. The indigenous people in mining communities engage in

  • Research on Humanities and Social Sciences IISTE

    The study gives it main recommendation as the need for the government of Ghana to put measures to discourage the youth from illegal mining activities if the country wants to reap full benefits from these youth in the future in terms of their potentials. Keywords : Illegal mining, gold, diamond, youth, inhabitants, Ghana

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