Climate & Economics

Ghana needs Constant Supply of Electricity not Electric Cars

The political landscape of Ghana is shadowed by the 2024 Election. Every candidate takes advantage of the rare chance to share their thoughts and programs with the people in order to give them some feeling of optimism in these difficult economic times. The campaign trail and promises go hand in hand. In light of this, …

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

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. But this production has come at a cost: water pollution, land degradation, the destruction of agricultural fields, and the discharge …

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Forcing Green Energy on Africa Would Deepen Poverty

The developed world and Europe have relied on fossil fuel through the industrial revolution, and have ripped the benefit of cheap energy to build strong economies with a reliable energy supply. However, the situation is not the same in Africa. First, we have not completely industrialized Africa, the problem of poverty persists, and the continent …

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Ghana Is Bleeding Amid The Devastating Effects Of Irresponsible Mining Activities – Sammy Adjei

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite …

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