chinese small scale mining in ghana


Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small ...

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.


The Big Problem with Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana - InsideOver

In 2013, the Ghanaian government raided many small-scale gold mining farms all over the country. Mining farms and equipment were burned, and 5,000 Chinese workers were deported. The Ghanaian government claimed that these workers were illegal, under the Small-Scale Gold Mining Act of 1989. One Chinese investor, however, claimed that the Chinese ...


[PDF] Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond ...

While the engagement of Chinese migrants in small-scale mining in Ghana has gained traction in scholarship, the extant literature pays little attention to how the relationship between the so-called formal institutions (e.g., the Minerals Commission and Ministry of Land and Natural Resources) and informal institutions (e.g., the chieftaincy and customary land institutions) enables illegalities ...


Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small ...

The Chinese dominate the supply chain of illegal small-scale mining with their financial, technical, managerial acumen, the sale and transfer of gold proceeds, and political patronage. This dominance accounts for the massive negative social, economic, environmental, and political impact of illegal small-scale mining in the country.


Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small ...

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.


Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana – The Diplomat

Chinese miners in Ghana are often referred to as the "Shanglin Gang" because they disproportionately hail from Shanglin County in Guangxi. These days, stronger enforcement of regulations means...


The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining ...

The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana Research by Gordon Crawford, Coleman Agyeyomah, Gabriel Botchwey and Atinga Mba Policy brief 33110 | May 2016 • Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana's total gold output and provides livelihoods for many people. This


The Big Problem with Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana - InsideOver

China's Economy and Gold In 2013, the Ghanaian government raided many small-scale gold mining farms all over the country. Mining farms and equipment were burned, and 5,000 Chinese workers were deported. The Ghanaian government claimed that these workers were illegal, under the Small-Scale Gold Mining Act of 1989.


Chinese miners' illegal hunt for gold in Ghana | East Asia Forum

Ghana is Africa's second-largest gold producer after South Africa and small-scale mining accounts for about 30 per cent of total gold output. The small-scale mining sector was legalised in 1989 for citizens while explicitly forbidding the involvement of foreigners.


Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana – The Diplomat

Ghana is host to one of the few African offices of the China-Africa Development Fund (also known as the CAD Fund). Set up in 2007 with $10 billion in capital for investment in Chinese business ...


Resource politics and the impact of Chinese involvement in ...

Since 2009, with the involvement of Chinese miners in gold mining, which peaked in 2013, small-scale mining in Ghana has become highly mechanized, involving the use of excavators, wash plants and other equipment. These, in comparison to manual 'traditional' methods, have increased small-scale gold production nearly seven-fold.


Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small ...

Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana Osman Antwi-Boateng, Osman Antwi-Boateng orcid.org/0000-0003-1862-7736 United Arab Emirates University Search for more papers by this author Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu University for Development Studies Search for more papers by this author


Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond ... - MDPI

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, …



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