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Small Scale Mining Laws Of Ghana

  • 'Re-organising artisanal small-scale mining is crucial .

    'Re-organising artisanal small-scale mining is crucial .

    Again, he said, license regimes were laborious and cumbersome and lacked requisite knowledge on the part of artisans and owners of concessions about requirements of small-scale mining laws.

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

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

    Though the enactment of the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218, legalized the operations of Small Scale Mining (SSM) in Ghana. It is still difficult to differentiate between the activities of small-scale miners and illegal miners. The term galamsey is interchangeably used to refer to both small-scale mining and illegal mining.

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  • Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's .

    Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's .

    Jun 10, 2015 · In November 2014, Ghana had about 1,300 active licenses for small-scale mining under the mining law, of which at least 90 percent were for gold mining.

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

    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. The law was replaced with the Minerals and .

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

    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

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  • (PDF) A Contextual Analysis of Implementation Challenges .

    (PDF) A Contextual Analysis of Implementation Challenges .

    This study examines the implementation challenges of small-scale mining laws in the Bekwai Municipality of Ghana. The study adopted the qualitative approach using a case study design. Primary data were obtained through in-depth interviews and focus

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  • NASA and the Illegal Ghanaian Gold Mines - Bloomberg

    NASA and the Illegal Ghanaian Gold Mines - Bloomberg

    Jun 17, 2019 · Felix Addo-Okyireh, an official with Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency who oversees the small-scale mining industry in Sagyimase and the rest of .

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  • Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's .

    Child Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Ghana's .

    Jun 10, 2015 · In November 2014, Ghana had about 1,300 active licenses for small-scale mining under the mining law, of which at least 90 percent were for gold mining.

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  • A Contextual Analysis of Implementation Challenges of .

    A Contextual Analysis of Implementation Challenges of .

    In Ghana, the major institutional framework directing the implementation of small-scale mining laws is the Minerals and Mining Act (2006), Act 703; small-scale mining is covered in between Sections 81 and 99 of the Minerals and Mining Act.

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

    A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining .

    4 A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry Small-scale mining in Ghana, as in most developing countries, was for decades treated as an informal industrial sector, employing thousands of people but featuring largely rudimentary, unmonitored and uncontrolled practices. Up until the 1980s, small-scale

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  • MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA Ensuring .

    MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA Ensuring .

    Minerals & Mining Policy of Ghana: Ensuring mining contributes to sustainable development. 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION AND POLICY CONTEXT 5 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION 5 1.2 THE EARLY POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD, UP TO 1983 5 2.0 OVERVIEW OF GHANA'S MINERALS AND MINING SECTOR 8 2.1 Policy Framework and Objectives 15

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  • Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

    Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

    Sep 25, 2019 · Most partnerships were illegal because Ghana's laws reserve small-scale mining for Ghanaians. But there was one exception: foreign companies were allowed to .

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  • Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the .

    Small-scale mining in Ghana: The government and the .

    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.

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  • (PDF) Implementing Small-Scale Mining Laws in Ghana .

    (PDF) Implementing Small-Scale Mining Laws in Ghana .

    Using a qualitative approach, this article systematically itemises the challenges of implementing small scale mining laws in the Prestea Huni Valley District. Data was obtained from stakeholders inter alia chiefs, police officers, and local

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  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

    Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

    This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project. The ASM sub-program is co-funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General of .

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  • MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA Ensuring .

    MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA Ensuring .

    Minerals & Mining Policy of Ghana: Ensuring mining contributes to sustainable development. 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION AND POLICY CONTEXT 5 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION 5 1.2 THE EARLY POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD, UP TO 1983 5 2.0 OVERVIEW OF GHANA'S MINERALS AND MINING SECTOR 8 2.1 Policy Framework and Objectives 15

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  • Mining 2020 | Laws and Regulations | Ghana | ICLG

    Mining 2020 | Laws and Regulations | Ghana | ICLG

    Environmentally sustainable small-scale mining. Upon the lifting of the ban on small scale mining, the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners has, through a series of programmes, sought to sensitise its members on sustainable mining and mineral processing practices.

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  • Mining Of Gold In Ghana Overview - Energy and Natural .

    Mining Of Gold In Ghana Overview - Energy and Natural .

    Jun 26, 2019 · Except for small-scale mining rights which can be granted to an individual as provided for under Act 703, only corporate bodies incorporated in Ghana under the laws of the Republic of Ghana shall be granted a mineral right in Ghana. A licence for small-scale mining is however granted only to a citizen of the Republic of Ghana who has attained .

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  • Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: The Government and the Galamsey

    Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: The Government and the Galamsey

    This paper argues that the current formalization system for small-scale gold miners in Ghana has been undermined and the small-scale mining laws no longer capture the reality of the sector's .

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  • DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    DRAFT NATIONAL MINING POLICY OF GHANA 1. INTRODUCTION AND POLICY CONTEXT 1.1. . The Small-Scale Gold Mining Law (PNDC Law 218), the Mercury Law (PNDC Law 217) and the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law (PNDC Law 219) were passed in 1989 to regularise and .

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  • Feature: Environmental Impact Of Illegal Small Scale .

    Feature: Environmental Impact Of Illegal Small Scale .

    Gold operations (and by extension other forms of mining such as the mining of diamond) in Ghana are in two sectors, the large scale sector and the small scale sector. Generally, any mining operation with concession up to 25 acres is considered a small-scale mine. Admittedly, Ghana is confronted with a number of serious environmental challenges.

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  • Illegal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food .

    Illegal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food .

    Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agro-ecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agro-ecological zones by illegal small-scale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana.

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  • Mining in Ghana – What future can we expect?

    Mining in Ghana – What future can we expect?

    small-scale mining and strengthening the collection, . alone, six mining laws and regulations were passed. These policy revisions have proven successful. In 2013, over 50 per cent of FDI in Ghana was related to the mining sector. . Partnerships for Development Mining in Ghana – What future can we expect? 5 Section 1

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  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A .

    IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A .

    promulgation of the Small-Scale Mining Law in 1989 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994. 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.

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  • Parliament passes Minerals, Mining Law - Graphic Online

    Parliament passes Minerals, Mining Law - Graphic Online

    Just like Act 703, the law criminalises illegal small scale mining, popularly known as galamsey, but unlike the old law, it criminalises mining by foreigners and Ghanaians without a permit.

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  • The golden practices that defy gloom | International .

    The golden practices that defy gloom | International .

    Sep 11, 2017 · Pollution, exploitation and spoiled landscapes have long been seen as the inevitable outcome of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. But against this backdrop of neglect and degradation, pockets of responsible practice, from land restoration to .

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  • The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana's ban on small-scale .

    The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana's ban on small-scale .

    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. Thus, only unregistered operations (also known as 'Galamsey') were deemed illegal under the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law .

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  • Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold .

    Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold .

    The second key element of the legal framework is that licensed small-scale mining can only be undertaken by citizens of Ghana, as stated in the Minerals and Mining Act 2006. Here there has also been some disjuncture between the law and the reality on the ground, with non-Ghanaian miners involved in galamsey activities. Yet until recently such .

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  • Minerals and Mining Act - Natural Resource Governance .

    Minerals and Mining Act - Natural Resource Governance .

    Small scale mining 81. Application of this Part 82. Licence for small scale mining . OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE RPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED THE MINERALS AND MINING ACT, 2006 AN ACT to revise and consolidate the law relating to minerals and mining and to provide for connected purposes. DATE OF ASSENT: 22nd March, 2006

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  • Resources | Free Full-Text | Questioning the Status Quo .

    Resources | Free Full-Text | Questioning the Status Quo .

    Ghana's small-scale mining sector faces complex challenges, including environmental degradation and pollution, loss of life and increased health risks, despite several years of implementation of small-scale mining laws. These challenges, generally, are known to have escalated because of illegal small-scale mining, locally known as "galamsey". Despite the illegal status of this category .

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