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Ghana’s informal mining harms health and the land – but reforms must work with people, not against them

By Albert Kobina Mensah, Research scientist in soil remediation and mining sector sustainability, Ruhr University Bochum
Artisanal small-scale mining has been practised in Ghana for over a century. In 2018, small-scale miners generated 2.1 million ounces of gold, accounting for 43.1% of total gold production in the country. The sector employs 60% of Ghana’s mining workforce.

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