Mar 06, 20180183;32;Illegal Gold Mining Boom Threatens Cocoa Farmers (And Your Chocolate) Ghana, one of the world's biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, miningwhich experts warn could derail its agriculture sector.
Operation Vanguard is a Military Police Joint Task Force (JTF) set up by the President of Ghana in 2017 to combat the operation of galamsey in Ghana. Galamseyers are illegal miners and have over the years depleted Ghana's forest cover. Their activities also pollute water bodies due to the crude and unregulated nature of the mining process.
In January 2005, Alcoa signed a memorandum of understanding with the government to develop an integrated aluminum industry in Ghana that would include bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminumproduction, and rail transportation infrastructure upgrades. The MOU called for the restart of three of the five existing potlines at the idled Valco smelter, which would produce about 120,000 metric tonnes per year (t/yr) of aluminum; the designed capacity of the plant is 200,000 t/yr. The government and Alcoa pl
Koncika Mining Company Limited is a company incorporated in Ghana to undertake mining and gold operations in Ghana. KMCL completed the prefeasibility study for their alluvial gold mining project in the Shama Ahanta East and KomendaEdinaEguafoAbirem Districts of the Western and Central Regions of the republic of Ghana.
Most mining companies in Africa have operations in Ghana. This is because most of the major mining companies Africa has got are finding themselves heading westwards and to Ghanas rich gold mines and other minerals fields. For those who are looking for a mining companies list in Ghana, here it is Ghana Mining Companies List
Apr 08, 20180183;32;Ahafo operation in Ghana. Photo by Newmont Mining. Six people were killed and two were injured after the roof of the reclaim tunnel at the Ahafo Mill Expansion project in Ghana collapsed. The project is run by USbased Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE NEM).