2020519&ensp·&enspGhanas smallscale artisanal gold mining sector was first legalised in 1989 with the promulgation of the Smallscale Gold Mining Act, which established the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC), the industrys main marketer and the sole buyer of smallscale gold and diamond mining output. The law was replaced with the Minerals and
2017827&ensp·&enspConflict, collusion and corruption in smallscale gold mining in Ghana: Chinese miners and the state Gordon Crawford Gabriel Botchwey Abstract The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the
2020523&ensp·&enspThe Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008.