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  • The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana’s ban on small-scale

    May 18, 2018· Therefore, both illegal and legal small-scale miners are now viewed by the Ghanaian government in the same light. The ban was an attempt by the government to halt and check the illegal small-scale mining sector, popularly known in Ghana as ‘Galamsey’ (like South Africa’s illegal artisanal miners known as ‘Zama Zama’s’).

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  • Galamsey Wikipedia

    A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell", is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana.Such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.

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