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Small scale gold mining in ghana

Sep 17, 2020

SSM of gold in Ghana is a pre historic activity which can be traced to the 5thCentury Discouraged in the colonial era, till 1989 This led to Secret Activities and Smuggling of Proceeds outside the country In 1989 –SSM Activities were mainstreamed through promulgation of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDCL 218 (1989)

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