deaths of illegal mining in ghana

  • GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL MINING

    May 24 2019 · The Government of Ghana wishes to provide an update on its fight against illegal and irresponsible mining. Contrary to suggestions by the main opposition party that the fight is a charade and in a final state of glaring defeat the fight has achieved significant the fight has achieved significant results and is now moving into a new phase with the community mining program.

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  • E/R 34year Old Illegal Miner Drowns In Mining Pit

    2 hours ago · A 34-year-old illegal Miner has drowned in Akateng a Community in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region. The deceased identified as Kofi Bantful and other illegal miners sneaked to mine but was trapped dead in a mining pit filled with water.

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  • Illegal miner trapped to death in mining pit

    Mar 03 2020 · An illegal miner who defied orders to stay out of galamsey pits has been trapped to death in a mining pit at Ekorso in the Eastern Region. The deceased Kofi Ohene 23 went to an old mining site in the community to engage in illegal mining activities.

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  • Illegal miners risk death ifChinese Mining firm warns

    The managers of Shaanxi Mining Ghana Limited operating in Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have warned that illegal miners in the area could lose their lives if pits connecting their mine are not sealed as ordered by the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry.

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  • Obuasi Community Mining Scheme LaunchedDailyGuide Network

    Jun 23 2020 · A Community Mining Scheme has been launched at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region. The Scheme seeks to formalize the operations of illegal miners popularly known as Galamsey. They are expected to operate in partnerships and conduct their mining activities on small scale basis in accordance with the mining laws of Ghana.

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  • Feature Environmental Impact Of Illegal Ghana News

    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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  • More deaths imminent over illegal pitsMining firm warns

    Oct 23 2017 · Management of Shaanxi Mining Company operating in the Gbane area of the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have warned that illegal mining activities in the area could lead to more deaths if urgent steps are not taken to cover all illegal mining pits as directed by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu.

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  • 13 illegal miners die in an underground explosionGhana

    Jan 24 2019 · Thirteen (13) illegal miners have been confirmed dead in an underground explosion at Gbane a mining community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region. Dozens others were also injured in the blast and receiving treatment at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital. The condition of some of them are said to be critical.

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  • 34year Old Illegal Miner Drowns In Mining Pit Ghana News

    Jul 24 2020 · 34year Old Illegal Miner Drowns In Mining Pit A 34-year-old illegal Miner has drowned in Akateng a Community in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region. The deceased identified as Kofi Bantful and other illegal miners sneaked to mine but was trapped dead in a mining

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  • Dicing with death South Africa s illegal gold miners

    SA s illegal miners dice with death Jump to media player Thousands of men are risking their lives in what is being dubbed Johannesburg s second gold rushan illegal and desperate scramble for

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  • Mine deaths Shaanxi Yenyeya and Pubortaaba mining

    Mar 26 2019 · The Shaanxi Mining Company Ghana Limited located at Talensi in the Upper East Region has been fined 40 000 after it was found culpable in an

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  • Effects Of Illegal MiningGhana Broadcasting Corporation

    Feb 09 2017 · It is therefore alarming to hear reports that cocoa and cashew farms in some parts of the country are allegedly being sold out for illegal mining activities. This situation will obviously affect the production of cocoa one of Ghana s major economic crops. River bodies are not being spared by illegal

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  • 16 killed in Ghana gold mine accident Africa News Top

    Jan 24 2019 · ACCRA GHANA (AFP)Sixteen people were killed in an accident at a gold mining site in northern Ghana a local official said on Thursday (Jan 24) prompting the authorities to launch an

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  • Galamsey In GhanaThe Good The Bad And The Ugly

    "Galamsey" local parlance used to describe small scale illegal mining in Ghana has been a national headache for Ghana since the 1970s and the reasons are not farfetched. The rampaging effects of galamsey on our environment notably our lands water bodies and forests the health safety and security issues of galamsey operatives themselves as

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  • GalamseyWikipedia

    A galamsey derived from the phrase "gather them and sell" is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana ch workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies digging small working pits tunnels and sluices by hand.

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  • Ghana probes death of illegal Chinese gold miner BBC News

    Oct 15 2012 · Ghanaian police are investigating the killing of a Chinese boy during a security force crackdown on illegal gold mining last week. Homepage. Ghana probes death of illegal Chinese gold miner

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  • An analysis of illegal mining on the Offin shelterbelt

    Jan 01 2016 · Illegal mining in Ghana is increasingly larger in scale they are using bulldozers and have big floodlights to work at night—all of which means there is capital up front (Tschakert 2009). Consequently increasing illegal mining in forest reserves across Ghana could raise the cost (financial and personnel) involved in curbing such activities

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  • Ghana Priorities Illegal Mining Copenhagen Consensus Center

    Over 200 water bodies within mining districts were found to be heavily polluted by alluvial gold mining operations in Ghana. Based on the survey of the existing literature on gold mining externalities this study proposes and analyses an intervention that could mitigate the environmental impacts namely the formalization of illegal mining

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  • More deaths imminent over illegal pitsMining firm

    Oct 23 2017 · Management of Shaanxi Mining Company operating in the Gbane area of the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have warned that illegal mining activities in the area could lead to more deaths if urgent steps are not taken to cover all illegal mining pits as directed by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu.

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  • Illegal miner trapped to death in galamsey pitGhanamma

    Mar 03 2020 · General News of Tuesday 3 March 2020 Source starrfm.gh 2020-03-03 File photo An illegal miner has died after a mining pit collapsed on him at Akyem Ekorso a community in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region. The incident happened Monday afternoon around 12 45 pm. Starr News has gathered that the victim identified only

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

    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. The phase "Gather them and sell" explains the term galamsey and what these workers do.

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  • Small Scale Mining (Galamsey) It s Modern Ghana

    Apr 03 2017 · Is small scale mining legal The answer is a big YES. As legal as it is it is and has gained grounds giving room for illegal small scale miners to influx the system and the effects on the socio-economic life of the places of operation and the nation in general is quite devastating as it poses a greater cost on the nation if stringent measures

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  • Illegal miner trapped dead in mining pitGhanamma

    Mar 03 2020 · An illegal miner has died after a mining pit collapsed on him at Ekorso a community in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region. The incident happened Monday afternoon around 12 45pm. Kasapa News has gathered that the victim identified only as Dogbeda went to the abandoned mining pit of a mining

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  • Galamsey in Ghana and China s illegal gold rush — Asia by

    Ghana s tradition of artisanal gold mining and the gold price boom which began in 2007 led tens of thousands of Chinese migrants to seek their fortunes in Ghana. Bringing heavy machinery illegal Chinese gold miners precipitated economic and social instability as well as increases in gun violence drug trafficking and corruption. Ghana is

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  • A Comparative Analysis of Diseases Associated with Mining

    (WHO 2004b) while gold mining in South Africa has been associated with TB and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (WHO 1997). This study examines the disease patterns in a gold-mining region in Ghana and a non-gold-mining region. It aims to explore how mining activity in a developing country influences the dominant causes of morbidity.

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  • Mining industry of GhanaWikipedia

    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.

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  • Ghana takes action against illegal Chinese minersISS Africa

    Ghana takes action against illegal Chinese miners. 2013-08-23. On 5 June 2013 169 Chinese miners were arrested in Ghana s gold-mining Ashanti region. These arrests followed Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama s decision to put an end to illegal mining by foreigners.

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  • Ghana bishops join fight against "menace" of illegal mining

    Dec 04 2017 · The recent statement from Ghana s bishops is not the first time church leaders have come out against illegal mining. Last July the Archbishop of

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  • Aisha Huang and four other Chinese illegal miners deported

    Dec 19 2018 · The Chinese illegal mining "queen " En Huang aka Aisha and the four other Chinese nationals who were arrested for their involvement in illegal mining (galamsey) in Ghana

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  • NASA and the Illegal Ghanaian Gold MinesBloomberg

    Jun 17 2019 · As in much of West Africa Ghana s illegal gold mining ranges from hand-dug holes in the forest a practice known as galamsey ("gather and sell") to industrialized operations that either

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  • Mine deaths Shaanxi Yenyeya and Pubortaaba mining

    Mar 26 2019 · The Shaanxi Mining Company Ghana Limited located at Talensi in the Upper East Region has been fined 40 000 after it was found culpable in an

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  • Illegal mining in Ghanafighting an ongoing battle says

    Oct 02 2019 · The team is tasked with tackling illegal mining in the Ashanti Eastern and Western regions of Ghanathe most affected areas. Between 2017 and 2019 the team has arrested over 2 200 illegal miners including foreign nationals.

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  • GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL MINING

    May 24 2019 · The Government of Ghana wishes to provide an update on its fight against illegal and irresponsible mining. Contrary to suggestions by the main opposition party that the fight is a charade and in a final state of glaring defeat the fight has achieved significant the fight has achieved significant results and is now moving into a new phase with the community mining program.

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  • Illegal miner trapped to death in galamsey pit

    Mar 03 2020 · An illegal miner has died after a mining pit collapsed on him at Akyem Ekorso a community in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region. The incident happened Monday afternoon around 12 45 pm.

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  • Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of

    Sep 02 2016 · Ghana Illegal gold mining threatens water suppliesDuration 2 42. Al Jazeera English 11 105 views. 2 42. 4100 Feet Underground in the Massive

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  • Factors influencing participation in illegal mining in

    To solve these problems caused by illegal mining the government of Ghana was determined to adopt measures to keep illegal miners at bay (Daily Graphic 2014). The government of Ghana in order to keep illegal miners at bay has employed the services of Also death of illegal miners caused by a collapse cave or them being buried alive in

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