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Golden Opportunity in Ghana: A Negotiation Case Study and Analysis

Potter 2003). Informal, illegal gold mining operations (in Ghana called galamsey) are still the prevalent approach to ASM for a variety of reasons. The reason of most pertinence here is an overall scarcity of available land concessions in Ghana that are viable for

Small-ScaleGold Mining: An Evolving Success Story in Ghana

in the illegal mining of gold in Ghana, popularly known as "galamsey" (meaning gather and sell>, was recently estimated as being approximately 30 000 with undocumented annual revenues of about US$ 30 million. Gold was produced from surface or near surface

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The Extractive industry and Galamsey in Ghana – Diaries …

 · The Extractive industry and Galamsey in Ghana. Ghana is home to a lot of mineral resources and gold is no doubt one of our main minerals that generate revenue for the country. However, mining activities by the extractive industry has posed serious threats to the country. I am not oblivious of the fact that taking an entrenched legal decision on ...

Galamsey, Biography

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 ...

Ghana: The murky world of galamsey

 · Galamsey is illegal; a licence is needed to mine gold in Ghana. The government has set up a Task Force made up of military and police personnel to end the menace. But sadly it appears that the Task Force was set up by the government, mainly for propaganda purposes; in other words, to make the population think the government is doing much more about the destruction brought by galamsey than …

All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

 · Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era. Campaigners have been lobbying against illegal mining -- known locally as "galamsey" -- since February when local media revealed the dramatic impact that the practice, which often uses mercury, was having on Ghana''s soil and water supply. While illicit prospecting has long …

Contaminated identities: Mercury and marginalization in Ghana''s artisanal mining …

narrative of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, illegal min-ers have become the ''villains'' in the cast of actors (Roe, 1991; Adger et al., 2001). Concession holders stripped of their entitled minerals and profits and farmers who have lost their productive land are seen

The Galamsey Threat

 · However, the galamsey operators claim they have as much right as the registered mining companies to extract gold from their own land. They believe the lands were owned by their grandparents and therefore, with or without casualties, they continue in their dangerous venture to earn a …

The Negative Effect of Legal Mining (Gather Them and Sell) in Ghana

Keywords: Galamsey, Gather & Sell, Illegal Mining 1.0 INTRODUCTION 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

Galamsey

 · Ghana is noted globally as one of the countries that is naturally endowed with natural resources such as minerals, petroleum, cocoa, coffee, timber, shea nuts, and so on. These resources provide a source of livelihood to the people. It is therefore not surprising that mining serves as one of the major sources of foreign exchange in this …

Ghana''s cocoa sector under threat from illegal mining …

 · Ghana''s cocoa sector under threat from illegal mining activities. The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Agriculture, has called for a unified voice from all stakeholders against ...

Illegal gold mining on the rise in Ghana

 · FUELLED by high commodity prices, illegal gold-mining is on the rise in Ghana, Africa¿s second-biggest source of the metal, and is hitting both the major producers and

Do Galamsey, Go To Jail

 · And to add insult to injury, we had no laws enacted to back the ban on illegal mining, so to prosecute any galamseyers caught in action was not possible and they were left off the hook. Today, the Parliament of Ghana has passed a law making galamsey illegal and punishable.

Digging for Gold or Justice? Misrecognition and …

Artisanal small-scale mining remains a concern to many mineral-rich countries in the developing world. In Ghana, a significant number of those engaged in the sector are operating illegally. The ubiquity of the illegal mining sector has posed a policy challenge to the government, and high-handed measures to curb the problem have failed. This study contributes to our understanding of the problem ...

Ghana HomePage, resource for News, Sports, Facts, …

 · An operation by the Western Regional Police Command to flush out miscreants engaged in illegal mining (galamsey) in river bodies has led to the arrest of five Chinese nationals ...

GALAMSEY IN GHANA, A CRACK IN THE WALL – antwi …

 · Artisanal mining has grown from 10 million in 1999 (ILO, 1999) to about 20-30 million (IIED, 2013). In Ghana, artisanal mining is often referred to as "galamsey" derived from the English phrase "gather them and sell". These galamsey operators normally operate

ILLEGAL MINING IN GHANA: THE HISTORY OF ILLEGAL …

 · The colonial masters seeing how Ghanaians gather the gold they get from their activities and sell them to others gave a name to those activities as "Gather them and sell".So through the Ghanaians pronounciation, instead of saying gather them and sell,they simply called it Galamsey..That''s how the name "galamsey" came into the system as the meaning ...

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

 · Small-scale gold mining around the world is usually thought of as an informal activity (Hentschel et al., 2002). In many states, small-scale mining is illegal and dealing or exporting small-scale mined gold amounts to smuggling.

The Negative Effect of Legal Mining (Gather Them and …

 · Mining experts describe small-scale mining as being similar to illegal mining due to the method both miners use to extract their gold. Experts further state that galamseyers are people who do gold mining independently for mining companies using crude methods such as digging pits, tunnels and sluices with their hands.

How galamsey is ruining rural Ghana

 · The King of Asante (the Asantehene), Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has warned his sub-chiefs to stay out of illegal gold-mining activities, otherwise known as "galamsey…

Golden Opportunity in Ghana: A Negotiation Case Study and Analysis …

Potter 2003). Informal, illegal gold mining operations (in Ghana called galamsey) are still the prevalent approach to ASM for a variety of reasons. The reason of most pertinence here is an overall scarcity of available land concessions in Ghana that are viable for

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards the …

The Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218 enacted in 1989 with its continuation in the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) which yielded no results, as according to the 2008 Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) report, illegal mining activities (Galamsey

Public Administration, Governance, and Illegal Small …

 · Illegal small-scale mining refers to mining where operators have not formally registered their sites with government (Andrews 2015). Introduction The observation that public problems, such as climate change and poverty, are complex, cross-scalar, and multidimensional remains a staple of public administration scholarship.

A Reflection on Illegal Mining and Implications for …

 · The form of illegal small-scale gold mining conducted in Ghana is referred to as ''Galamsey'', which literally means ''to gather and sell''. According to some estimates, illegal gold mining is responsible for a significant amount of the gold exported from Ghana, however, its impacts on health and the environment have made it a target of criticism and legal reprisals.

GOVERNMENT SHOULD TACKLE UNEMPLOYMENT IN …

 · Galamsey, a name derived from the phrase "gather and sell" is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale mining of gold and other minerals in Ghana. Ghana today is recognized as the second largest gold producer in Africa. It is the undisputed mining hub of West Africa, and is dominated by two main gold...

Ghana Struggles to End Illegal Gold Mines

 · "Galamsey" is a term used for the country''s small, illegal gold mines. It comes from the expression "gather them and sell."

Galamsey menace: Causes, effects and solutions

 · 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.

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

agro-ecological zones by illegal small-scale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana. This article examines the impact of the effects of illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, through the lens of a conceptual

Illegal mining in Ghana

 · Factually, Ghana''s gold is also easier and cheaper to mine, which has seen leading companies such as Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti align their strategies towards the West African nation. Despite these impressive facts, Ghana''s mining industry is heavily plagued with the menace of illegal mining which occurs mostly in the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector.

UPDATE 1-Illegal mining blamed for floods in Ghana …

 · "The activities of the ''galamsey'' operators (as illegal mining is known in Ghana) have caused enough damage to life and property and we can no longer allow them to continue," he said.

GALAMSEY AS A LIVELIHOOD APPROACH IN GHANA

 · Ghana''s total gold output is derived from the activities of an estimated one million small-scale miners, where most of them are galamsey operators who do not hold any form of mining permits (Ghana Chamber of Mines 2002).

CHANGING THE PARADIGM OF ILLEGAL GALAMSEY IN GHANA

from small-scale mining or galamsey. It is estimated that about 30% of Ghana''s total gold output is derived from the activities of an estimated one million small-scale miners, with most of them galamsey operators without any mining permits. In Ghana, small

Employment opportunities would stop galamsey

 · Employment opportunities would stop galamsey. Galamsey, a name derived from the phrase ''gather and sell'' is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale mining of gold and other minerals in Ghana. Ghana today is recognized as the largest gold producer in Africa. It is the undisputed mining hub of Africa and is dominated by two main ...

Ghana HomePage, resource for News, Sports, Facts, …

 · How to control illegal mining. It is now generally acclaimed that the activities of illegal gold miners in several parts of Ghana''s hinterlands have destroyed our farmlands and are further ...

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Galamsey: The big faces in the picture?

 · Illegal small scale mining popularly referred to as Galamsey didn''t begin now, in fact, per information from the nationalgeographic , it can be traced to the 80''s where the Small-Scale Gold ...