Alarming Illegal Gold mining Threatens Ghana’s Forests and Bodies of Water

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Surface gold mining, Africa. Photo source: ©© TLupic

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Ghanaian authorities have arrested 168 Chinese citizens for illegal goldmining, highlighting the social and environmental challenges posed by China’s growing presence on the continent.

Illegal mining in Ghana has assumed alarming proportions and has got to the point where it is threatening the survival of our water bodies,” said Charles Wereko, spokesman for the ministry of lands and natural resources.

The rate of destruction is such that, if it is not stopped, Ghana will not have any forest left…

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