Effects On Gravel And Sand Winning In Ghana

Sand and Gravel Winning in Danko, Upper West Region of Ghana John Bosco Baguri Sumani Abstract Sand and gravel winning have been going on in the Danko community since the 1990s and recently escalated arguably triggered by urbanization, population pressure, and proliferation of

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  • Sand Winning and Land Degradation: Perspective of

    Sand Winning and Land Degradation: Perspective of

    Sand Winning and Land Degradation: Perspective of Indigenous Sand Winners of Wa, Ghana The study investigated the effects of sand winning by combining qualitative methods and descriptive statistics. Key informant interviews, observation, photography plus questionnaire survey targeted 50 sand winners (drivers)

  • Ghana: Sand mining threatens coastal tourism in Central

    Ghana: Sand mining threatens coastal tourism in Central

    Sep 09, 2011 The Ecological Effects of Beach Sand Mining in Ghana Using Ghost Crabs as Biological Indicators; Science Direct(05-28-2015) Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014) Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the

  • Urbanisation in Accra and cities of sand | Africa at LSE

    Urbanisation in Accra and cities of sand | Africa at LSE

    Oct 20, 2020 Indeed, environmental studies of sand winning in Ghana more broadly have pointed to its damaging effects to land and people as sand is extracted from rivers in the northern regions and from the beaches of the nation’s coastline. This alarm was magnified during reportage of illegal sand mining – or the process of extracting sand without a

  • Sand winning in Dormaa as an interlocking of livelihood

    Sand winning in Dormaa as an interlocking of livelihood

    Apr 11, 2015 With a qualitative case study of sand winning in the Dormaa Municipality and Dormaa East district in midwestern Ghana, the article shows strategic ways landowners and sand vendors pursue and legitimise their livelihood, and in the process bring about interaction between a tax regime on sand winning and the customary property rights regime of

  • Impacts of Sand Mining on Environment – A Review

    Impacts of Sand Mining on Environment – A Review

    extract sand, from various environments, such as beaches, inland dunes and dredged from ocean beds, and river beds of deltaic regions. The mining is in operation in all the continents of the Globe. Environmental problems occur when the rate of extraction of sand, gravel and other materials exceeds the rate of deposition

  • The Impact of Illegal Mining on the Ghanaian Youth

    The Impact of Illegal Mining on the Ghanaian Youth

    Keywords: Illegal mining, gold, diamond, youth, inhabitants, Ghana 1. Introduction Small scale mining in Ghana generally refers to artisanal mining of precious minerals particularly gold and diamonds. It should be noted that, other industrial minerals like salt, sand, gravel

  • Geologising Urban Political Ecology (UPE): The

    Geologising Urban Political Ecology (UPE): The

    Feb 23, 2021 Forests have been pulled down, coastal soils massively scooped and savannah areas degraded through sand winning” (Ghana Web 2014). Following the MP’s plea, the Speaker of Parliament set up a committee to investigate the activities of sand winning across the nation (Ghana Web 2017c). Like sentiments expressed in both the media and interviews

  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey)

    The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey)

    powder”, and then “washing it”. Alluvial gold was mined by collecting gravel from the beds of streams and washing sediments clean of sand and earth. As a result, artisanal or small-scale mining continued in Ghana even after the introduction of modern exploration and mining methods to the country by the Frenchman Piere Bonnat and others

  • Savannah Regional Council demands immediate closure

    Savannah Regional Council demands immediate closure

    May 26, 2021 The Savannah Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has with immediate effect ordered the closure of the disputed gravel pit which triggered clashes between residents of

  • Sand, gravel, and UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Sand, gravel, and UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Aug 20, 2021 Possible Environmental and Socio-economic Ramifications of Sand and Gravel Winning in Danko, Upper West Region of Ghana Ghana J. Geogr. , 11 ( 2019 ) , pp. 27 - 51 Google Scholar

  • How to stop illegal sand mining - iPleaders

    How to stop illegal sand mining - iPleaders

    Nov 11, 2017 Sand is a mineral as defined under Section 3 (e) of Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act, 1957 (MMDR Act). This act empowers government and state to make any laws to prevent illegal mining. Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through open pit. This demand is exalting at alarming rates a result of ever

  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SAND

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SAND

    Sand mining is a practice that is becoming an environmental issue as the demand for sand increases in industry and construction (Wikipedia-2011). Extraction of sand and gravel resources has a number of adverse environmental impacts (Sonak et al. 2006; Kondolf 1994, 1997), which were first reported in the developed world

  • Why the world is running out of sand - BBC Future

    Why the world is running out of sand - BBC Future

    Nov 08, 2019 Sand, however, is the most-consumed natural resource on the planet besides water. People use some 50 billion tonnes of “aggregate” – the industry term for sand and gravel

  • Causes and Effects of Coastal Sand Mining in Ghana

    Causes and Effects of Coastal Sand Mining in Ghana

    Sand mining is a type of open-cast mining that provides material for the construction sector in Ghana. The construction sector in the coastal areas of Ghana relies heavily on coastal sand and

  • Oct 21, 2016 For decades sand wining and gravel extraction have become prevalent along the coast, where fishing is predominant. The combined effect of the sand winning and stone extraction is resulting in the degradation of vast farmlands and accordingly putting pressure on poor rural farmers who are already vulnerable. Eventually the practice results in floods, and destruction of turtles’ nestling grounds which is unfriendly to fishing

  • (PDF) The effects of sand mining on rural communities

    (PDF) The effects of sand mining on rural communities

    Socio-Economic impacts of Sand and Gravel Mining activities in Nsugbe, Anambra state Nigeria. Albanian Journal of Agricultural Science Vol.12 (2), 229-235. Show more

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