This sudden recourse to indecent dressing by most people in the Ghanaian society is to an extent, a pointer to the fact that Ghana now has a societal problem of a unique kind to contend with. It is therefore imperative that all stakeholders of our society be proactive in coming out with measures that will make our youth imbibe the culture if appearing decently.
The effects of illegal small scale mining, popularly called „galamsey‟, on the environment has been a cause for concern for government, environmentalist, health workers, socialists, engineers and other stakeholders in the mining industry of Ghana for
In Ghana, gold is mined in two fundamentally different ways. Small-scale miners so-called galamsey mostly open pits by hand and sell gold through regional marketers. On the other hand, large-scale surface- and underground mining enterprises operate with
Felix Addo-Okyireh, an official with Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency who oversees the small-scale mining industry in Sagyimase and the rest of the country’s Eastern Region, has two
The Geographical Journal, Vol. 168, No. 1, March 2002, pp. 57-72 The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions GAVIN HILSON Environmental Policy and Management Group EPMG , Imperial College
SMALL-SCALE FARMING SYSTEMS IN GHANA 135 tion and at maintaining soil fertility'.1 It is a product of the appraisal by individual farmers of the biological and economic resources at their disposal and the decisions taken by them on what to produce and the
M.K. Dorleku, D. Nukpezah, D. CarbooEffects of small-scale mining on heavy metal levels in groundwater in the Lower Pra Basin of Ghana Appl. Water Sci., 8 2018 , p. 126, 10.1007/s13201-018-0773-z View Record in Scopus Google Scholar
This situation is not different from the happenings in Ghana where the small scale/artisanal sector employs about 300,000 people most of whom are stark illiterates and employ very primitive methods in mining at the expense of their lives.
Mercury is utilized worldwide in artisanal and small-scale gold mining ASGM and may pose a risk for miners and mining communities. While a number of studies have characterized mercury in ASGM communities, most have focused on a single media and few have taken a holistic approach. Here, a multiple media exposure assessment and cross-sectional study of mercury was conducted in 2010 through
Global Report on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 3 Introduction In many parts of the world, artisanal or small-scale mining ASM activities are at least as important as large-scale mining activities, particularly in terms of the numbers of people employed. ASM can