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  • Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond

    Since the early 2000s, about 50,000 Chinese gold miners have migrated to Ghana to engage in small-scale mining (locally known as galamsey), defined as the exploitation of mineral deposits through the use of rudimentary equipment and involving low levels of production with minimal capital investment, and by law reserved for only Ghanaians [1,2,3,4,5,6,7].

  • The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold

    Dec 01, 2013· Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana’s total gold output and provides livelihoods to large numbers of people One aspect of the controversial issue of illegal mining in Ghana is the involvement of foreigners, especially Chinese companies and miners Findings suggest that there are serious negative impacts intensified by the involvement of Chinese miners The []

  • Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese

    Jan 29, 2020· This article investigates factors that attract Chinese migrants into illegal small‐scale mining in Ghana, their role in the supply chain, and the impact of their involvement. This is accomplished via mixed qualitative techniques involving interviews with illegal small‐scale Chinese and Ghanaian miners, and relevant Ghanaian stakeholders.

  • Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese

    Jan 29, 2020· At the global level, mining contributes to the socioeconomic development of many countries. This is so in the developing world, particularly in Sub‐Saharan Africa where the mining sector is dominated by small‐scale miners (Akudugu, Mahama, and Atami 2013).Across the continent, a variety of minerals are mined in this sector and in Ghana, two‐thirds of all mining production involves gold

  • Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana The Diplomat

    That view is reciprocated by many in Ghana. Many ASM miners at the Mining Investment West Africa event used the venue to vent their frustrations about the role of illegal Chinese miners in the sector.

  • The hazardous nature of small scale underground mining in

    The Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703) of Ghana defines small scale gold mining operation as the mining of gold by any effective and efficient method that does not involve substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by a co-operative society made up of 10 or more persons.

  • Influx of Chinese goldminers sparks tensions in Ghana

    Apr 23, 2013· 23% of Ghana's gold exports come from small-scale mining. As many as 95% of small-scale mines in Ghana are believed to be illegal, many operated by Chinese nationals. •

  • 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

  • Chinese people in Ghana Wikipedia

    Business and employment. The earliest Hong Kong migrants were employed in a variety of industries in Ghana, including a failed tobacco-growing venture, a factory in Takoradi producing cooking implements, and imitation wax print clothing. The owners of these ventures rarely visited Ghana. In the 1990s and 2000s, large Chinese companies became active in Ghana's construction sector, while

  • The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold

    Rise of chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining The research examined two forms of Chinese involvement in small-scale mining in Ghana. The first entailed the influx from 2006 of irregular Chinese migrants into the main area of alluvial gold mining in southern Ghana. These miners

  • UNU-WIDER : Working Paper : South-South labour migration

    This paper examines irregular South-South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it has played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes. It looks at the entry from the mid-2000s of approximately 50,000 Chinese migrants into the small-scale gold mining sector. They were mainly from Shanglin County, an area of alluvial gold mining. In Ghana

  • Chinese people in Ghana Wikipedia

    Migration of Chinese people in Ghana dates back to the 1940s. Originally, most came from Hong Kong; migration from mainland China began only in the 1980s. Although an exact number is not clear, experts estimate that the Chinese living in Ghana number nearly 700,000 people. 2,4% of the people in Ghana are of Chinese

  • Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond

    the Chinese in small-scale mining in Ghana is an expression of a bigger and deep-seated problem characterized largely by uncoordinated interactions between key state and customary institutions.

  • The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold

    Rise of chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining The research examined two forms of Chinese involvement in small-scale mining in Ghana. The first entailed the influx from 2006 of irregular Chinese migrants into the main area of alluvial gold mining in southern Ghana

  • scale mining equipment ghana small scale mining

    Small scale mining in Ghana 5 reasons to start this . How to start small scale mining business. Small scale mining in Ghana has a lot of opportunities when done the right and legal way. Before you start mining activities in Ghana

  • 9 Chinese illegal miners arrested as ban on small-scale

    Dec 17, 2018· Photo: Chinese presence in small-scale mining is widespread despite an embargo on foreign involvement in the activity. The extension angered the Small-Scale Miners Association of Ghana.

  • Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale gold

    initial findings, including with Chinese citizens resident in Ghana. The paper proceeds in seven main sections. After this introduction, the second section provides information on small-scale gold mining in Ghana. The third examines the rise of foreign involvement in the sector, especially by irregular Chinese

  • Ghana arrests Chinese suspects in illegal mining crackdown

    Mar 27, 2013· Well while Chinese money is welcome. It looks like in certain circumstances some workers are not. At least 125 Chinese nationals involved in small-scale gold mining in Ghana

  • Small-scale Gold Mining: Chinese Operations in Cameroon

    Oct 19, 2016· Chinese entrepreneurs have gradually become main players in the gold mining operations, recording successes, while other actors, e.g.

  • Mining industry of Ghana Wikipedia

    Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008. Ghana is also a major producer of bauxite, manganese and diamonds. Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese, and, there are also over 300 registered small scale mining

  • 2 die in ‘galamsey’ pit; Chinese translator and DCE fingered

    May 16, 2020· 2020-05-16 Two illegal miners died on Monday after a pit in which they were hunting for gold caved in at a small-scale mining site at Manso Tontokrom in the Amansie South District of the

  • South-South labour migration and the impact of the

    China to Ghana of 10,000s of miners to work illicitly in informal small-scale gold mining, esp. gold boom years of 2010 to 2013 •Traced the impact on the livelihoods of both Chinese and Ghanaian informal