The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse
Key words: Ghana, Mining, Mineral Products, Impact, Economy 1.0 Introduction,(Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased,The opposite can be said for the large scale mining sector whichStudy of the Radiological Impact of Small-Scale Mining,,Small-scale (and artisanal) mining has been defined differently around the world. However, in Ghana, small-scale (gold) mining is defined as ―mining (gold) by any method not involving substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by a co-operative society made up of ten or more persons‖.Socioeconomic Effects of Large-Scale Gold Mining: Evidence,,district-level effects of large-scale gold mining in Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania.1 Together, these countries accounted for about 35 percent of gold production in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013. Our focus on local impacts is motivated by the observation that, in general, the socioeconomic effects of large-scale mining are not well understood.