Despite concerns from China, Ghana has continued to forge ahead with its anti-galamsey efforts, with the government implementing a moratorium on the issuing of new mining licences and the country's chief justice designating fourteen courts to hear illegal mining cases in an effort to expedite case processing.

Jan 08, 2019· According to reports by Luv FM's Erastus Asare Donkor, Nawara Mining Company is said to be using alluvial mining methods at Nsuaprem in Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, in a breach of a buffer zone arrangement along River Birim.

The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A Political Problem Requiring Political Solutions? June 2017 The Policy Issue One of the most significant policy challenges in Ghana today revolves around the question of how best to maxi-mise the benefits of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector while minimising the negative conse-

Apr 20, 2019· Osafo Maafo's antidote to Ghana's struggling economy, when he suggested that freeing 'galamsey queen' Aisha Huang has had a positive economic impact on the country continues to irk "right minded Ghanaians". The Chinese national was standing trial for engaging in illegal small-scale mining which could have ended...

However the biggest problem Ghana is faced with is how to tackle and curb illegal mining, which is widespread and very attractive to the country?s energetic youth, who are promised quick money ...

May 09, 2017· Extensive studies conducted on the galamsey phenomenon estimate that half of those employed in galamsey operations in Ghana, are the youth, women and children representing one of the highest in the world as well as our able-bodied men. Mining has been poorly regulated in the country even in the remote areas.

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On Ghana's gold, "galamsey" miners and government action. ... By Iain Marlow. ACCRA, GHANA—There's a lot of gold in Ghana's hills. Problematically, there's also a lot of "galamsey." Mining, of course, is much older than modern Ghana. ... Then there are the estimated 200,000 small-scale miners engaged in so-called "artisanal ...

Mar 06, 2018· Ghana, one of the world's biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn …

The bullet has already gone and it is too late to stop it. The Akufo-Addo government wants Ghanaians to accept the fact that we let the notorious "Galamsey Queen" Aisha Huang off the hook, because we stand to benefit from a so-called barter deal with a Chinese company, Sinohydro.

Mar 27, 2017· The man of God also added that some chiefs and politicians owned the land on which the galamsey operation take place thus would be different to nib the canker in the bud. The only way Evangelist Oduro believes the situation could be curbed if politicians and traditional rulers stop dabbling in the illegal mining activity.

- Aisha Huang, the Chinese national named in illegal mining activities in Ghana, is a liaison officer for both Ghana and China ... Major Bogobiri said the only way to end the 'galamsey' menace ...

May 17, 2017· The high incidence of "galamsey" or illegal mining in recent times, have been on several discussions and heated debates for some time now and has perplexed the minds of the general public in Ghana ...

May 02, 2018· He was addressing the Editors' Forum on the theme, "Stop Galamsey: ways to ensure sustainable small scale mining for the development of Ghana" in Takoradi in the Western Region. Mr Ashigbey appealed to politicians to equip Operation Vanguard with sophisticated equipment to deal with the galamsey issue once and for all and asked the media ...

Feb 04, 2017· In Ghana, artisanal mining is often referred to as "galamsey" derived from the English phrase "gather them and sell". These galamsey operators normally operate along fringes or around the terrain of mining companies. It should be noted that, there is a vast difference between small scale mining and galamsey operations.

Jan 29, 2016· In this four-part film series, we investigate the role of illegal, small-scale mining — an increasingly important part of Ghana's gold producing industry — and its impacts on human health ...

6 · "We are always ready to work together with the Ghanaian government to stop galamsey," the Chinese Ambassador added. Speaking at a lecture series organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast, Ambassador Shi Ting Wang explained that the local people are the ones who help these Chinese nationals engage in activities of illegal mining.

May 30, 2017· Hundreds of thousands, including many from China, are engaged in illegal artisanal mining. How can the government stop it? At the start of April, Ghana's government issued a three-week ultimatum to illegal gold miners operating in the country. They were told that they could either stop their activities or face prosecution. The threat seemed to work.

Apr 21, 2019· 5 Ways setting boundaries can damage your relationship. ... has called on the Akufo-Addo-led government to fulfil its promise to end illegal small scale mining otherwise known as galamsey. ... no Chinese knows the location to any of Ghana's mining communities or reserve, saying it is Ghanaians who introduce them to the trade. ...

A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell", is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana; such 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.

You stop galamsey, you create a bigger problem – Baba Jamal ... illegal mining known in local parlance as galamsey, could create more problems for the country. ... of a bleak projection by the ...

Apr 25, 2019· We have been mining for ages and that is why President Akufo-Addo said he has not come to stop mining which has been in existence for many years legally but rather the problem is those operating without license and those who operate with license but its activities are done illegally, destroying water bodies, forests and farmlands," he opined.

Apr 19, 2019· "We are always ready to work together with the Ghanaian government to stop galamsey," the Chinese Ambassador added. Speaking at a lecture series organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast, Ambassador Shi Ting Wang explained that the local people are the ones who help these Chinese nationals engage in activities of illegal mining.

Apr 18, 2019· Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, has said to end illegal mining activities in Ghana, Ghanaians must first stop aiding foreigners, especially Chinese involved in galamsey. According to the Ambassador, although China's Government acknowledged that there were some Chinese nationals engaged in galamsey in Ghana, they were undoubtedly ...

Government says it will have the case of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas' latest exposé on illegal mining properly investigated using the raw unedited footage. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah ...

May 19, 2017· An environmental video documentary developed by The Pan-African Centre for Climate Policy (PACC Policy) to document the opinions of Ghanaians on the effect of illegal mining (Galamsey…

Jul 19, 2017· Anti-galamsey fight. Until recently, many of Ghana's fresh water bodies had become poisonous with thousands of acres of fertile farmlands destroyed as a result of the actions of illegal miners. Government subsequently launched the MMIP policy document stating that it has a clear road map in how it intends to stop illegal mining in Ghana.

Apr 04, 2017· Fight Against Galamsey Will Fail If Lands Minister Doesn't Stop Talking. Apr 4 ... the biggest test of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government and his ability to end it will go a long way to seal his place in the annals of the country. ... Lands Minister, mining, Mining in Africa, Mining in Ghana, Minister, stop talking and act ...