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WATCH: What needs to happen about illegal mining in Ghana?

8 June 2017
Known as ‘galamsey’, illegal small-scale mining has really captured the attention of the media and the public in Ghana recently. It’s an urgent issue. The practice is poisoning the water and Ghana may need to import water in as little as three years time unless it’s stopped.
We recently published an insightful blog on the issue, based on research by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai. Here, ESID researcher and Senior Research Officer for the Centre for Democratic Development in Ghana, Kojo Asante, talks about what he would advise the new Minister for Natural Resources, and the urgent need to build a bigger coalition to deal with the problem.