The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation.
“Today, Ghana is the leading producer of gold on the African continent. The mining sector’s contribution to our foreign exchange earnings is strong,” – citing benefits of the Gold for Oil programme as a major intervention to that effect ... “The Gold for Oil Programme is alongside the Domestic Gold Purchase Programme of the Bank of Ghana.
Miles Larmer, currently Head-African studies, Florida University, a discussion with GhanaGoldExpo team and some local mine owners shared critical insights on mining companies’ practices; the transparency of non-financial reporting that government needs to under-study; and a ...
Mali ranked among Africa’s top four gold-producing countries last year, behind South Africa, Ghana, and Burkina Faso, with an output of 66.2 tons of industrial gold. While Mali’s mining industry is dominated by gold extraction, the country also produces diamonds, rocksalt, phosphates, semi-precious stones, bauxite, and iron ore.
The gold mining sector, he said, has long been a major contributor to Ghana’s economy, remaining the highest export earner with US$6.6billion in export earnings for 2022 ...Sammy Bonzoh, a miner at FantiMines in Abosso, encouraged the gold miners to buy the GoldKacha machine – which gives more recovery of gold.
On a quarter on quarter basis, the gold miner’s output remained 6% lower, with its largest volume decline recorded in the Ghana region on account of production volume reduction at one mine and safety related stoppages at another ... In Ghana, GoldFields’ production dropped 14% year on year to 185 000 ounces while costs rose 33% to $1 503 per ounce.
GoldFields third-quarter output fell on year on declining production across its regions, with the largest slide reported in Ghana, while costs rose across its operations ... "The largest decline in production volumes year-on-year was reported in the Ghana region, which in line with the mine plan is reducing production volumes at Damang.
This support forms part of the “Ye Ne Yen Mmofra No Nti” project which has introduced a Tool called the Human RightsDue Diligence Toolkit prepared for cocoa cooperatives, mining firms, gold associations, and groups operating in the cocoa and gold sectors of Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and globally.
+ How gold mining in Ghana is threatening Swiss chocolate At the conference, the member states defined 20 cooperation programmes for the coming years in areas such as education, the rule of law and ...
In Ghana, their major project is the Cardinal Namdini Mine... He stressed that ShandongGold is committed to using environmentally-friendly mining practices in Ghana to set an example for all of Africa ... Jinapor also suggested that Shandong Gold should invest into other mining projects in Ghana and focus on adding value to them.
In May, Newmont agreed to buy Australian rival Newcrest Mining for about $17.5 billion, the largest ever merger of gold miners ... The reduction reflects a strike at Newmont's Mexican Peñasquito property, lower production from its NevadaGoldMines and Pueblo Viejo joint ventures, and lower production at its Ahafo mine in Ghana due to machinery issues.
Galamsey, which stems from the Ghanaian phrase “gather them and sell”, signifies the illegal small-scale gold mining industry in Ghana... These miners primarily operate in the southern part of Ghana, where substantial gold reserves are concentrated – often in proximity to larger mining companies.